If you are a parent that has a troubled teen that is threathening sucidial thoughts you should read carefully over these things to help you and your child. Teen suicide is always a scary situation do not take it as a joke or there will be consquences. There are many schools to help your suicidal troubled teen.I recall when I was in high school the pressures and responsibilites, the struggles were over-whelming, and I wish I knew half of what I know now to help get me through a lot of the situations. I struggled constantly with thoughts of suicide the summer before my senior year, besides other things. I had aquaintences who struggled in the same ways as well, and instead of looking for help, I surrounded myself with others who also struggled and were not looking for help. I have included a few pointers, both from counseling sessions I attended and things I have learned through situations.1)Never assume that you are fully capable of helping someone debating suicide. I always had a personality that wanted to help someone I cared about no matter the issue. I left the situation being more emotionally worn out, more depressed, having more suicidal thoughts than before. Even the most experienced people get outside help at times. It keeps you thinking clearly and holds you accountable to a level you normally cannot hold yourself to.2)A threat is a threat. No matter the person or the situation, take the threat seriously. If it is valid, it could save a life, if it’s not, the person joking about the matter will hopefully learn to take the situation more seriously. At times our society has blown off threats of any size, but that’s the point I am always reminded of Columbine. TROUBLED TEEN HELP SITES AND BLOGSParenting TeensTroubled Teens HubFamily First Aid
When adolescent boys and girls are at-risk with substance abuse, or behavioral issues, behavior modification programs, as well as cognitive therapy, can result in the positive changes he or she needs for a long lasting transformation.