My 14 yr old has a 14 yr old bi-polar friend. He saw him at school today saying he was going to go home and commit suicide. Luckily he was in the care of the school therapist as he was saying this. Anyways his mom is very inattentive. Single, selfish mother who only cares about herself.
How should I handle this child when it comes to my son? Tell my son to stay away? Be friendlier? Should I report this to child services? I'm so lost and only want the best for all kids involved.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Mar. 4, 2011 in Kids' Health
I would definitely take it seriously and report it to whoever I needed to. So sad.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 7:54 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by mompam at 7:59 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 8:00 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by momofkids at 8:01 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by dksamurai at 8:09 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
momofkids said what I wanted to. The only thing I would add is that your local police station will do a welfare check if you call and ask for it. Maybe also have your son suggest Boystown National Hotline to his friend for someone to talk to/with when he's feeling really low. Maybe also try to have that boy over at your house as much as possible to give him a safe place to go and someone to talk with since his mother is oblivious.
Having been depressed enough to be suicidal, this boy desperately needs someone to reach out to him and tell him he's worth something.
Answer by Rosehawk at 8:12 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by shuggsmommy77 at 8:32 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by MommyH2 at 8:39 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by Kellyjude1 at 9:02 PM on Mar. 4, 2011