My 13yo DS suffers from depression - update after his appt - on pg 2
For several years now he has been treated for ADD and we noticed the meds seemed to bring out depression and anxiety issues. He has been taking anti depressants for a while now and things seemed to be getting better. Back in Jan he had a breakdown and said he was going to kill himself. We had his meds adjusted and had him start seeing a therapist again (he spent most of last summer working with a therapist) and again seemed to be doing pretty well.
2 weeks ago he was at boy scout camp and we were set to pick him up on Friday. Well Thursday morning I got a call from the leader that they found him in his tent Wed night with a rope around his neck saying he was going to kill himself. I immediately got in the car and picked him up at camp. I had the crisis line talk to him that day and he said he only did that because he wanted attention. He said he really down not want to kill himself but thought that was the best way to get attention at camp. We were scheduled to go on vacation the next day and the crisis line said we should go to vacation and just keep an eye on him. Vacation was wonderful and we got back this weekend.
Tonight we have an appointment with his therapist. I want them to give us a referral to a partial day hospital program but I am not sure they will. Have any of you had to deal with this kind of depression in teens?