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Carenpolar
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   Posted 9/9/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
HI my grandaughter is 14 yrs of age. Because she didnt get to do what she wanted she said she is going to take a bottle of pills. How is the heck  do we know how to decern whether she is telling us the truth.
She doesnt like  living at her house with Mom and sister and brother and step Dad. Her mom has been sick for months so the home is stressful........
She has been coming to my home on weekends. and using my computer. When I said no not this weekend I am busy, she said she would take some pills
 
any advice.?
 
I have been thinking of taking her to the Psch unit.at our local  Hospital. if her mother thinks that is what we should do. 
 
Caren
 
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Im sorry I have had to take some bits out. (See Rule #1 --> http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=46&m=106997) I have left enough in for it to still make sense.

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faithfully4you
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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Carenpolar~
It is imperative that you get immediate intervention for your grandaughter! It is not a case of whether or not she is serious, it is an issue that requires emergency intervention.  My suggestion would be first that if she is willing to go to the hospital, GET HER THERE ASAP!  If she wont go, call the police and have her taken against her will, I know this sounds extreme but trust me when I say that someone with suicidal ideation is not someone who can make a decision in their best interest!!!
 
I am not sure what has happened since you have posted but before you do anything else, you must get help NOW!
 
I hope that this gets to you as soon as it can.
 
There are also crisis intervention numbers that you can access, the 911 can give the number for prevention.
 
I will keep you in my prayers
Teresa
 
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 9/9/2007 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
I too would not wait to find out. It is important that you get this sorted. It could be attention seeking BUT it could equally be a serious threat.
 
Darren
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   Posted 9/10/2007 4:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Caren
I agree with the other members about taking her to the hospital.
If she was not serious,then at least it will be a lesson to not threaten anything like that again.
If she was serious,then she will receive the help she desperately needs.

Please keep us posted.

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Carenpolar
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
 thanks for your support everyone--her Mom sent her to school today. so I cant do anything until she gets home from school. today......
 
Sometimes we cant believe a child  of 14 could think like this but it is  true depression can strike any one.

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   Posted 9/10/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
it is scary Caren,and very very sad.

She is very lucky to have you that is for sure.

Please keep us posted and good luck


Shy
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 9/10/2007 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It is very true that Depression can strike at any age. Sometimes it can be very scary for 'children' and they dont understand why they feel as they do. The best thing is to let them know that they can talk to you about how they feel.
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Carenpolar
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   Posted 9/10/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a long talk with Krystal. I think it helped. Her mOm went back to the hospital today. she has degenerative disk disease and has been going in and out of the hospital. This alone has to affect Krystal...

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   Posted 9/10/2007 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carenpolar, Your granddaughter is very lucky to have you there for her.  It is good that you spoke to her and I hope your discussion was very candid regarding her threats/behavior and how extremely serious this is.  It does sound as if she has a lot of stressors in her young life.  If you can get her to open up to you regarding her feelings then hopefully she wont be holding so much inside and then lessen these feelings of self destruction.  Keep up the communication, your doing a great job!

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 9/11/2007 2:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi CarenPolar,

I agree with Els here. Your grand-daughter is lucky to have you around and so is her mum. Things are obviously hard at the moment with her mum going in and out of the hospital and you are right in saying that it will affect Krystal. I am sure it would affect me in her position. I am glad that talking to her has helped her and it has probably helped you better understand as well. Just keep a gentle eye on things and Make sure she knows that she can always talk to you.

Best Wishes

Darren 


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