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May 22, 2017 · Grandson and suicidal thoughts: Will this ever pass? in Mental Health

Thank You Scott. That is all very good advice. I also have a granddaughter who has had mental health issues and she followed through with your suggestions. She graduated this Spring and seems back to her almost normal self, after really understanding her disease. My GS also understands his situation and has tried hard to over come but this is scaring me. It just seems to hound him. Don’t you think there is a reason, or cause for this? His mother keeps saying “it is just a disease.” I understand that but still believe somewhere in his mind there is a reason that has not been uncovered. Guess I am looking for a miracle to happen.
Back in my history, some forty years ago I experienced depression. Was hospitalized for 10 days and with very hard work, finally, along with a antidepressant pill, was able to control it. I have continued to study and look at my self and the why’s and continue to read all I can get my hands on. I just hope that he will be able to do the same and,
lead a normal life. Thank you so much for your support, I so appreciate having someone that I can confide in. jL

May 22, 2017 · Grandson and suicidal thoughts: Will this ever pass? in Mental Health

Thankyou for your reply. I am familiar with NAMI. I am a member and have taken the course with other concerned individuals. I have read many self help books on the subject. You see, forty years ago I personally experienced a period of depression and was hospitalized for 10 days. That was something very new to our small hospital but they did get me through and after a few years, I knew that I never wanted to go through that again and by taking a anti depressant daily, have controled it. I have a granddaughter that also had a very rough time in her senior year of HS. They diagnoised her as schizophrenic. She had several very uncomfortable years, but graduated from college this year and seems to be very normal, after learning how to handle it. My grandson has been diagnosed as just Depression. I am having trouble trying to understand why and how, but he is just not able to control his. jL

May 21, 2017 · Grandson and suicidal thoughts: Will this ever pass? in Mental Health

My grandson will be graduating from high school this weekend. He is very intelligent and also very talented. He could go into anything he would want to do for his future. 2 1/2 years ago, out of the blue, he was thinking suicide. We were totally taken away by this. There were no previous signs. After waiting many hours to find a bed to inter him into a hospital, he did the 3 day stay and back home to school soon after. He has had more serious suicidal thoughts , making it difficult to leave him on his own. Several more trips to hospital, counseling, meds and the depression rig a moroll. Since then he has missed a tremendous school days. Realizing he won’t always feel that down so shutting himself in his room until he feels sorta normal again. He is headed for college this fall and doubtful his nasty old nightmare is over. I am so concerned for his future lif. What can we do. Will this ever pass ?? jL