Last night I was reading through my list of blogs that I follow, when I came across this title that jumped out at me, Are we going to be okay? that I had to go right to it and read it. Then, this morning, I had to share on Facebook.
As I started reading it, I felt like I had been punched in the gut. So many memories of what we have been going through for the past 10 months. All I could think is, Oh my gosh! this is my child!
I know I have said this time and again, and I will keep saying it until I'm blue in the face if that is what it takes to save at least 1 child out there. If you see major changes in your child don't assume that it is just normal teenage stuff.
We need to know what is going on with our kids. Don't assume that things are
fine and nothing is wrong. That is what I did. I never thought that I would have a child who would attempt suicide, let alone attempt twice.
There is so much out there these days and a lot of peer pressure.
*This has turned into a sadder post than what I had planned.
Princess Shaney called me about 1:00 this afternoon and asked me if I knew what was going on in the town her dad lives in, I told her no, why? One of the girls that she was with, her mom called and said, stay off Facebook,there is some stuff going on up here that I want to tell you about, but I don't have all the info yet. When I get it, I will let you know.
Come to find out, one of their friends had committed suicide. She was Jr. in High School and very beautiful.
Princess Shaney didn't know her real well, but she had hung out with her a couple of times. I tried to talk to P. Shaney, but she just wants to be with her friends and stay with them the rest of the night. So, that is what I will let her do.
I am adding links to some pages that have very good information, warning signs, where too get help, how to help your kids who have been affected by suicide.
I have also added a link at the top of my home page for the suicide prevention life line.
SAVE-Suicide Awareness Voices of Education-http://www.save.org
Nation Suicide Prevention Lifeline-http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
KidsHealth-About Teen Suicide-http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/suicide.html
I will update more on the recent suicide after Princess Shaney comes home tomorrow.
Til We Meet Again! Pam