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Old 08-31-2010, 11:31 PM   #5851
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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.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:11 PM   #5852
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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".
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:16 PM   #5853
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Oh man. Is this a doctor you've seen before?
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:31 PM   #5854
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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.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:47 PM   #5855
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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.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:46 PM   #5856
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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
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:14 PM   #5857
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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.)
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:16 PM   #5858
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I'm so sorry, Lookout. That's got to hurt something awful.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:49 PM   #5859
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Aw shit. That sucks. I hope he gets the help he needs.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:22 PM   #5860
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Who, the Rwandan?
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #5861
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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.

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Old 09-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #5862
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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.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:47 PM   #5863
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Damn Lookout - thats rough.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:18 PM   #5864
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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.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:23 PM   #5865
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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?
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