DD13 - serious issues at hand

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
DD13 - serious issues at hand
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Thu, 07-25-2013 - 6:26pm

Wow, this poor board is so quiet.  It breaks my heart. 

Not going to go into alot of details here, but do any of you know of any on-line resources that may lead me to local resources for issues such as eating disorders, cutting, personality disorders and things of that nature.  Or even another message board where I could truly be annonymous again would be wonderful! 

She is in counseling and on medication.  But it leaves the parent feeling pretty helpless. 

 

Serenity
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 9:06am

Well that was interesting, I got a weird "if you are not directed to this thread in 10 second, click here" message.

First of all, hugs to you, I can only imagine going through something like this with a child.  I would check on the teen board, if my memory serves me there is a mom or two on their that has dealt with this issue, they will probably be a tremendous resource.  I don't know of any other resources unfortunately.  I did find these two articles that may be of some help:

http://yourteenmag.com/2011/07/dr-lucene-wisniewski-on-eating-disorders/

http://www.examiner.com/article/talking-to-your-teens-about-eating-disorders

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 9:10am

You might want to post this on the Parents of Teens board too, so more people will see it.  I agree that it is terrible that our community has been laid to waste by iVillage's bad decisions. 

I'm so sorry for what you and your DD are going through.  I don't have personal experience with cutting or eating disorders, but my now-21yo DS has been in therapy on and off since he was 14.  He has been diagnosed with various things, including bipolar disorder, but I think the main things for him have been anxiety disorders, Aspergers, and body dysmorphia (he is transgender).  So I know how hard it is to see your child suffer.  Additionally, he had friends (girls) who were cutters.

Here are some websites that might direct you to local resources:

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

www.nami.org

And for online forums:

www.depressionconnect.com

www.healthboards.com

I haven't used any of the above, but they look like they could be helpful.

When my girls were in their early teen years, my sister gave me a book called "Surviving Ophelia" by Cheryl Dellasega.  It contains personal stories of parents whose daughters were troubled.  You may find it interesting or comforting.

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 12:57pm

Thanks to both of you!  I guess I shouldn't be surprised the two that reply quickly are the two of you that I already know.  Kiss

I am hopeful, but none of these issues are a quick fix.  Thanks again!

Serenity
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 1:14pm
And if not the teens board, the parents of college students board also gets an older crowd of moms that is different from the teen board. I know I've seen posts on one of those boards from a few moms that have had this experience, though they may have gotten "lost" in the transition...
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Registered: 12-06-2012
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 1:22pm

Have had a personal experience and would love to help in any way i can you can send me a message and also refer you to some place maybe they are connected since i do not know where you are located.

You can also check out my book its a simple go to guide for teens or young adults on how to deal with the real life issues they are faced with. http://www.amazon.com/18-Just-Number-Lilian-Campbell/dp/1630049247/ which can be handy for them and will help you communicate if she does not communicate. Hope that helps Good Luck!

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