Suicidal thoughts w/o depression ???
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|Tue, 11-09-2010 - 7:36pm|
How does this work? My 8yo has mentioned suicide before, about a year or so, and after some discussion figured it was a form of speech where playing video games has messed up his vocabulary.
But today he told me, sometimes he wants to jump into a busy street. Sometimes he wants to put the hair dryer into water while holding it.
"I want to kill myself" this time it is not a phrase adopted b/c it's a quick way to restart his video game.
Then! He didn't even realized he's said it out loud. Wondering why I'm sitting and talking to him about it. He claims he only started to feel this way since his finger was slammed in a car door on August 6th. It was quite a bad slam & most likely will be scared. Due to his fingernail he's still healing from it. This is the worst injury he's ever encountered. He is a very safe boy - always fearful of getting hurt.
But is he sad? NO.H
e laughs, plays & says he's happy all the time.
Is he a loner? NO.
He has so many friends we've had to put a fund aside just for presents and his bday parties.
Is he having a hard time at school? NO.
It is on the easy side, but not too easy.
There are absolutely no other signs of a suicidal person.
Do I need take seriously - yes, I know I do. But I must say I'm very confused. It's going to be a fight with my H. I know he'll think I'm over reacting. We went through this last time he mentioned it. He thinks he's too young. But jeeze, I wonder at what age he started to think that way?
Then again, so did I. I had suicidal thoughts all through my life. But not once was I suicidal (except during my 1st pg for the 1st trimester - turns out progesterone effects me very, very bad). But I was also depressed & raised in a neglected household. This boy is far from neglected & he's not over-shadowed either.