I just got an email from my stepdaughter who is 16. She is depressed, vomiting all the time, not sleeping, and has started cutting herself. She lives across the country from us and will not talk to her Mom or her Dad. The only one she really confides in is me. I don't want to say the wrong thing to her and I need to know how to help her. I am posting this anyomously because I don't know if her Mom is on Cafe Mom. If you want to talk to me in private leave a message and I will PM you. Please anyone who has had experience with this and can help, I would really appreciate any advice
Asked by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:37 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 7:44 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 7:45 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 7:46 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by Gealach at 7:46 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
She is cutting, not trying to commit suicide. Try and come down a bit. Unfortunately there are a lot of girls that cut. It is way of releasing the negative emotions and making the pain they feel real or visible. She needs counseling. I would talk to your husband and show him what she is saying to you. Express you concern. Help Dad help is baby girl. This might mean court but she needs professional help. If mom wont listen see if the school will, Dad will have to make the call and what action to take.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 7:58 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:45 AM on Nov. 22, 2009
Next question overall
(Religion & Beliefs)
Christians, would you mind telling me what "the place of skulls"...