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Bullying and suicide

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user1496926479 Mon 12-Feb-18 09:43:01

Two and a half years ago my then 15 year old son attempted suicide. He was found by the police at 4am on a bridge over the motorway on the wrong side of the fence. Unbeknownst to me he had been severely physically and mentally bullied for 4 years. I have two problems here. Firstly and most importantly is his mental health. He has always been a quiet geeky sort of boy but has now become a recluse. He never leaves the house except to go to school (different school, he never went back to the one where he was being bullied). He won’t talk to me or his dad about anything. He had counselling at the time and wouldn’t talk to them either. He is going off to uni in October and I’m worried about how he will cope. Secondly is my mental health. Every night I go to bed and have anxiety attacks. I can’t get the picture out of my head of the black bruises covering his body. I am awake 20+ times a night and am permanently exhausted. How do I get over this? How do I help my son when he doesn’t want to be helped? I don’t know what to do. Please any words of wisdom?

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