Our teenage son has had a lot of problems and is seeing a counselor regularly. He has ADHD. So we know there are issues. But today he started texting his cousin, who is a few years older and lives in another state, saying he's going to kill himself, and the cousin told his mom, who called us. He was just laying on his bed texting, not upset or crying or anything, when we called him he came bopping out of his room all fine, not acting like anything was wrong in the slightest. So we asked him, and he said he was kind of feeling bummed but no big deal, he didn't know why he said that. Usually if he's unhappy he's very emotional. We told him suicide was a serious thing to be throwing around and his cousin and aunt had freaked out and if there was a real problem he needed to tell someone, but he couldn't just say that stuff. He doesn't seem to get why everybody is so upset. He's not stupid. So what can we do?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Feb. 27, 2013 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by admckenzie at 11:22 PM on Feb. 27, 2013
Answer by balagan_imma at 12:15 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by baconbits at 9:48 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
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