The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Nothingland

Nothingland Something about nothing - game threads, diversions, time-wasters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2010, 10:31 PM   #5851
Juniper
I know, right?
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,539
Well, it does look like we've got a contract. So, I guess we're stuck.

She went back. They've been letting her take it easy in practice, so, so far so good.

My main gripe right now is that nationals are in Destin. I don't want to go all the way to FL for a cheer comp. Yeah, I knew that when I signed her up, so more's the pity.
Juniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 11:11 AM   #5852
lookout123
changed his status to single
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Right behind you. No, the other side.
Posts: 10,306
Yesterday I spoke with a doctor who flat out told me that depression and/bipolar diagnoses in children Lil Lookout's age are flat out idiotic as those conditions are just thrown about to make parents feel better about their lack of parenting skills. I won't be going back.

This morning Lil Lookout handed me a suicide note and asked me how to just "make it all stop".
__________________
Getting knocked down is no sin, it's not getting back up that's the sin
lookout123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 11:16 AM   #5853
monster
Swinging from the Chandelier
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 25,404
Oh man. Is this a doctor you've seen before?
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 11:31 AM   #5854
Undertoad
Your Yeoman Purser
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: The Loveshack
Posts: 25,677
Please note the doctor and practice's name here for Google bait. Please. In fact, that statement is just short of calling for a Medical Board complaint, IMO.
Undertoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #5855
skysidhe
~~Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.~~
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 6,828
That sucks lookout!

Your local hospital should have a crisis intervention area for emergency psychiatric situations. The hospital can, or should be able to refer you to places in the community where you can get help.

Some towns have medical intervention ( day )clinics where kids can be placed and observed and properly diagnosed by a pediatric/ adolescent psychiatrist. It is kind of like a school. They do daily normal activities and trained professionals watch and interact professionally with the children every step of the way.

Untreated anxiety in children will develop into depression of course. They know something isn't right, and when they call out for help in the form of a suicide note the best thing to do is go to the emergency for psychiatric help.


...and get a childhood psychiatrist. Not a psychologist. I find they are crap.

What I find reassuring is that he seems smart enough to ask for help. I know it is distressing to get pleas for help via suicide threats from your child but at least he is verbalizing and that is a great thing.imo They don't know what to do to help themselves so it is up to us to make the professionals life's uncomfortable until they do.
skysidhe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 12:46 PM   #5856
Beest
Adapt and Survive
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, Mi
Posts: 804
Second guessing medical diagnosis rather than just going to the doctor because of the expense

I saw a snippet about Rwanda the other day, they are having their first democratic election, also they have established a public health care system, sound like a spiffing idea
Beest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #5857
Shawnee123
Why, you're a regular Alfred E Einstein, ain't ya?
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 21,206
Them goddam Rwandans, if they want health care they should get their own damn health care, I got mine. Rwandans always wanting a hand-out.

(I agree with you Beest. It's the suxxors. I see it happening to my friends often.)
__________________
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones who need the advice.
--Bill Cosby
Shawnee123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #5858
Juniper
I know, right?
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,539
I'm so sorry, Lookout. That's got to hurt something awful.
Juniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #5859
glatt
ô
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 20,637
Aw shit. That sucks. I hope he gets the help he needs.
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 03:22 PM   #5860
HungLikeJesus
Only looks like a disaster tourist
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: above 7,000 feet
Posts: 7,208
Who, the Rwandan?
__________________
Keep Your Bodies Off My Lawn

SteveDallas's Random Thread Picker.
HungLikeJesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 03:23 PM   #5861
BigV
Goon Squad Leader
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 20,301
lookout, what is it he wants to stop?

I can't imagine how awful this is for all of you. I wish I could help.
__________________
Remember:

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. -- Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and writer (121-180)
BigV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 03:24 PM   #5862
Griff
Hill-Biffy or HillWilliam
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 18,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by lookout123 View Post
This morning Lil Lookout handed me a suicide note and asked me how to just "make it all stop".
I'm so sorry man. We have a shortage of qualified mental health pros for kids around here. I hope you have better luck finding someone.
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
...how easily the learned give up the evidence of their senses to preserve the coherence of ideas in their imagination.
- Adam Smith
I survived the 1980s. Donít try to scare me with terrorism. - Rick Falkvinge
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 03:47 PM   #5863
classicman
Chock full O' facts
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 21,350
Damn Lookout - thats rough.
__________________
"like strapping a pillow on a bull in a china shop" Bullitt
classicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 06:18 PM   #5864
Clodfobble
Sulky Cultivator in the Woods
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 15,597
Lookout, as you offered to beat the shit out of my doctor, I feel it is only fair to offer the same service to you. I'm so sorry things are rotten right now.
__________________
My cooking blog
Clodfobble is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #5865
jinx
Come on, cat.
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: general vicinity of Philadelphia area
Posts: 7,013
Is it the meds causing the suicidal thoughts? Or are they helping?

My mind goes immediately to an Outward Bound or Last Child in the Woods type camp situation, but he's too young (I assume). What else is there? What are your thoughts about what he needs?
__________________
Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good.
jinx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.

Help fill the mug... click to donate
Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.