Signs your son or daughter may be in crisis
– Self-harming such as cutting or burning
– Expressing suicidal thoughts
– Withdrawal from friends and family
– Poor academic performance
– Getting into fights at school or at home
– Changes in appetite and body weight
– Appearing moody, anxious and irritable
– Posting negative self statements on social media
– Experimenting with alcohol or drugs
What can you do to help your teen?
– Access a support network for help and advice
– Provide your teen with support and encouragement to seek help
Most importantly, get in touch with a mental health professional for guidance and support. Contact our Forensic Team at Promises Healthcare during office hours on 6397-7309 for a confidential enquiry. We can provide you with comprehensive suicide risk assessments and treatment plans to help your teen get back on track.
If you need urgent help
If you feel that your teenager is in any danger, you can also contact your local ambulance service on 995. For after hours emergencies contact the Institute for Mental Health 24-hour hotline on 6389-2222.
Written by: Leeran Gold – Psychologist, Forensic Services at Promises Healthcare
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