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Daughter (9) has said she wanted to commit suicide

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user1477462353 Tue 03-Jan-17 20:49:00

She has history of anxiety especially at night. We saw a child psychologist and I have been trying to reach him because things are hard. Dd is saying she wants some pills to control her brain. She said she was scared of hurting our dogs. We listen to her a lot and we do have strategies in place but I'm really sad right now

Realitea Wed 04-Jan-17 22:37:03

Poor dd sad hopefully the psychologist will get in touch tomorrow. It sounds like she's having intrusive thoughts which is quite common with anxiety. Try explaining how those thoughts don't mean she will do anything and to just accept them as thoughts not actions and they will pass.
Is she having cbt?

user1477462353 Wed 04-Jan-17 23:42:37

Hi Realita, no she is not having cbt..we are seeing the psychologist again on Friday. She is just so down. She said she did try to put a hair brush down her throat.

Realitea Thu 05-Jan-17 09:32:23

Ask about her being referred or getting it as soon as possible. It's only one more day to wait now. I hope they understand the seriousness of the situation?

user1477462353 Thu 05-Jan-17 13:31:32

I hope they do realise it too, we are feeling really powerless Dh and I. I hadn't thought about cbt for a child but I'm looking into it. Thank you Realita

BastardGoDarkly Thu 05-Jan-17 13:35:46

Oh god user this must be so hard, I've no experience, just wanted to offer some support.

I hope the psychologist can help tomorrow, is she on any medication?

user1477462353 Thu 05-Jan-17 13:39:55

Thank you Bgd. It's really hard indeed. I can't wait for tomorrow.

BastardGoDarkly Thu 05-Jan-17 13:43:26

Is she at school, or are you keeping her home? Poor kid, and you, you must be worried sick flowers

user1477462353 Thu 05-Jan-17 14:49:03

Nope at school but school is aware of what is going on.

Ishoos Thu 05-Jan-17 14:55:34

I hope your daughter gets some help. If she's seeing the physiologist via CAHMS do you have a contact number, alternatively I would call your GP and ask for immediate advice. Un mumsnetty hugs to you all.

user1477462353 Thu 05-Jan-17 15:34:55

Ishoos - yes it's camhs we are going tomorrow, I spoke to the psychologist on duty yesterday and she gave me the earliest appointment she could give me.

BastardGoDarkly Thu 05-Jan-17 17:01:55

How is she this evening?

user1477462353 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:15:46

She is ok ! Was sad when she came back but she is alright.

BastardGoDarkly Thu 05-Jan-17 17:35:46

Oh good, tomorrow will soon be here, really hope they've got a useful plan.

Ishoos Thu 05-Jan-17 19:59:23

Glad she's ok, hope tonight/ tomorrow go well.

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