My mom attempted suicide and I found her?
the therapy isnt helping, I'm traumatized and the therapist doesn't know what to say.
how can I get past this? It is extremely traumatic
- DavidLv 75 months ago
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28, KJV).
- 5 months ago
Praying for your mother!! I hope her therapist will give her somekind of medicine for the suicidal thoughts.
- Judy and CharlieLv 75 months ago
Do you realize that you have saved your mother's life?
Are you ready to accept the credit for doing this?
Perhaps you didn't know that your mother was clinically depressed?
Hopefully she is now getting the serious help she needs and not just blowing this off. It's serious.
The American Medical Association has declared that depression is a disease and just like any other disease it responds well to medications and therapy. And like any other disease, it can be terminal if not treated or under treated. And so your mother has a serious disease.
It is just as though she had a serious heart condition and you found her passed out.
By finding her, you have saved her. Now, she needs to be grateful and start taking better care of herself and her disease.
I wish you all the best.
- 5 months ago
Dealing with the stigma of mental illness can be difficult. It is good that you were there to help your mom. Mental-health professionals can treat many mental-health disorders successfully. Treatment may include talking to trained mental-health professionals who can help her understand her illness, resolve practical problems, and reinforce the need not to give up the treatment. At such consultations, you can play a vital role by providing reassurance and support. Be assured that many people have learned to deal with mental disorders after acquiring a better understanding of their condition and following the treatment prescribed by mental-health professionals. The Bible does not indicate that spirituality cures medical problems. Many people with mental disorders have gotten much comfort and strength from what the Bible teaches. The Bible assures us that our loving Creator is keenly interested in consoling those who are “brokenhearted” and “crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18). The Bible is not a health-care book but it provides practical guidance that can help in coping with painful emotions and distressing circumstances. The Bible can also give hope for a future when life on earth will be free of illness and pain. (Isaiah 35:5, 6). www.jw.org
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- `Lv 75 months ago
Often times, a person needs to switch therapists before finding one that they're comfortable with. Perhaps you should find a new therapist.
- AlfredLv 75 months ago
well, with your kind permission , it sounds to me she needs to be and stay - for the time being - under treatment and observation of a psychiatrist - as an inpatient ( in hospital) at least in the short run....yes.
- Max HooplaLv 75 months ago
That is very sad. Do you have a question?
- Anonymous5 months ago
Perhaps your mother needs to change her therapist?
- .Lv 65 months ago
Some people are born with certain mental illnesses that are not curable, like genetic diseases. What type of therapy has she been receving? I hope a psychiatrist, for he or she is the only one able to give her drugs to alter her brain functon. I suggest you go to therapy too, for only an experct can give you the right advice.