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post #21 of 23
While I totally agree it is very good to be cautious and follow up with the proper docs, I want to insert a note of calm too.

*Sometimes* it is a very emotional kid who wants to show you how profoundly sad or upset he is feeling and used the words he *thinks* are appropriate. I am writing this because at the time, it is good to keep it low key and say "hmm, I think you want to say you are very sad, or you need some special time." You will be giving them words for their feelings and directing them to the appropriate route. You will also not be creating a situation where he says he will kill himself and gets loads of attention.

Again, it is important to follow up and see what is going on, but try not to overreact in the moment with the child.
post #22 of 23

this is what my 5 y o old told me before he went to bed today, that he doesn't want grow up and he doesn't want to live till 100 and demons in his head keep telling him to kill himself. he said he lied to his cousin Alex that his teachers were crazy and also he lies all the time, he cried while he was saying that, it shocked me as he is such a delightful, sweetest and handsome boy ever, I said that I love him and everyone else loves him. he fell asleep, but I am so shocked! out of nowhere, just like that. I asked him maybe it was a lie too and he said no.

he had craniotomy 2 years ago, no neurological deficits since then, he fell from the window 12.5 feet high and survived, miracle! but what bothers me now my husband's brother committed suicide at the age of 20. I just cant follow asleep, so shocked, please help!

post #23 of 23
@masham - I think you probably found this thread through a internet search. You should know that this thread is a bit old (from 09) and the way that works in this forum is that the discussion here may be really buried in people's feed. I'm worried you won't get a good response by posting to this thread and given the subject matter I want you to have the benefit of our full community. Would you consider posting a new thread so your family can get our full attention?
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