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    concern_for_my_son posted:
    [TRIGGER] We found out about my sons depression last year. He "thought" he could take care of it on his own. Last week I found out he was wanting, planning to take his life. We have gotten him on meds, and into counseling and I've been praying every day. However, I can't stop crying. I'm so scared. Any advice how to deal with the anger he displays, the roller coaster that we have suddenly been placed on?
     
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    Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    [TRIGGER] Hi concern_for_my_son,

    I'm sorry that your son is depressed and not well. You don't mention how old your son is but I want to let you know about our Related Mental Health Communities which you may find helpful.

    We also have Parenting Communities based on the age of your child. I encourage you to visit those boards as you will be able to talk with parents with children your age and that can be really helpful when you are going through a hard time.

    WebMD also has a Crisis Assistance link in the left hand side navigation bar. Those online resources can help you locate help and resources in your area to help both you and your son.

    Won't you write back and let us know how both you and your son are doing?

    - Annie
    Please take a look at this board's announcemenet area for helpful information about Bipolar Disorder and Depression.
     
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    Annie_WebMD_Staff replied to Annie_WebMD_Staff's response:
    [TRIGGER] I've also added a trigger warning to this thread as some community members may need to bypass the topic of self harm.
    Please take a look at this board's announcemenet area for helpful information about Bipolar Disorder and Depression.
     
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    momuv4girls responded:
    Hi,

    Of course you are scared.....you need support and guidance.

    How is your son's Dr. ?? Do you talk to him about homelife and how your son is doing ? What meds is he on ?

    There maybe some local support groups for parents dealing with depressed children.

    Look into NAMI and DBSA - - I have pasted their links below:

    http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=your_local_nami

    http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=support_findsupport

    Write back anytime !!
    ((((Hugs))))
    -Kathleen


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