03-06-2023 04:11 PM
What to do while we wait for an appointment
We are waiting to hear from CAHM's, we went to emergency yesterday for a mental health assessment. We were discharged from the children's hospital, there has been a previous attempt at suicide, his friend talked him out of it, I don't know what to do, can I leave him home? do I make him come with me every time I have to leave the house? any advice would be appreciated.
03-06-2023 09:47 PM
Re: What to do while we wait for an appointment
Hi @BlueLady ,
It sounds like a very stressful time for all of you.
I definitely hear your dilemma about whether to stay with your son or leave him at home.
As a safe-guard, having someone around will definitely be helpful, especially if he has just come back from hospital. Even if it is a neighbour or a friend. Having someone around (even if they do not talk) can make a huge difference.
It sounds like your son is quite vulnerable at the moment. I somehow feel he wouldn't want to be leaving the house right now - this makes it even harder for you.
Do you have a hospital triage line you can call? I think it's a good idea to hear what they advise.
I recognise it is hard now. But it won't always stay this way. It's important you get the support you need.
Please take care.