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Was it okay for the therapist to tell a 7 year old that his mom shot her head off?

Before he went he only knew that she had died?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Aug. 6, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Absolutely not!!!! Sounds like there may be a civil case there.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:33 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • to know that she committed suicide yes absolutely he should know the truth but to say it like that?? no needs to be more tactful

    Answer by MELRN at 10:34 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • not at 7, way too young to tell a kid something like that, and a decision to tell him how his mother died should be made by the child's guardians/father. not a doctor.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 10:48 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • I think the child should know the truth and I can't see a therapist saying it like that. Were those the exact words that he used?

    Answer by drpepper73 at 10:24 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • HELL NO!!!!!!! You need to file a complaint with the agency she works for, a complaint with the state board that licenses counselors and get a new counselor for the child. The behavior the counselor showed is unethical and against the code of behavior/conduct that counselors take. UNETHICAL UNETHICAL UNETHICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very inappropriate behavior on the part of the counselor. It is one thing to tell a child that a parent committed suicide but not that she shot her head off. There are many counselors that would say something like that and if you don't report them they will continue to do so.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:42 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • No way! that was totally wrong to say. if he's going to tell this little boy the real story about how his mom passed away. he should be more careful how he tells him. and this therapist has to tell him why too. but he should tell him a little more tactful. Yes, I would do a complaint myself. That was not right what he did.

    Answer by incarnita at 2:40 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • it's the guardian's choice as to whether or not that information should be disclosed. You need to file a complaint with the proper authorities (if you're the guardian)

    Answer by laadeedah at 3:29 PM on Aug. 7, 2009