swellmomma Posted February 1, 2011 Share Posted February 1, 2011 DS12 is not the best at handling the little things that come up. THis boy has been through many major things in his life already but a new one occured the other day that threw me for a loop. WHile at his friend's place Sunday afternoon, the mom tried to commit suicide, and threated to kill the 2 girls(his friend and her sister). THe dad had to wrestle the knife out of her hand, told ds to get his coat on and run,a nd got the girls safely to the aunt's house 2 doors away. As he get the kids all to safety the mom locked herself int he house and again attempted. By this point ds was home and I was at the hosue with the dad waiting for police/ambulance to get there trying to talk to her through the window. She has been commited, the girls are staying the with the grandparents 2 hours away, and ds is left trying to make sense of what he witnessed. I have talked to him about what was happening, and how none of this was his fault or his friend's. We have talked about how the dad was trying to help the mom not hurt her when he had to physically fight her for the knife (ds thought the dad was beating the mom). He has been very very sick for the last two days and not talking at all, but I know he will have more questions when he is up to it. The main thing right now is he is not understanding depression leading to suicide. He knows I have battled depression, but mine presents differently, I get angry, irritable and shut down to outsiders, building my defences, but have never ever thought of suicide, let alone trying it. He is also confused why the woman would say she would kill the girls too(first saying she would slit their throats, and then saying she would drive off a bridge with them), because she is feeling bad about her own life. Suicide etc is hard enough to understand when you are an adult. Do you know of any resources, books or something that can help me tak to him about this touchy difficult topic. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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