Happy Thanksgiving!!! I know it's a day late but I wanted to wait till I had some time alone to make this post. Since Daniel's last admission to the hospital (11/5) he returned again on the 19th for another week. I've updated our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/savingdaniel13 but, had not on our website. I always knew that once he attempted to take his life once that it was going to happen again. I was right it happened again but, this time at school and this time he waited a whole day before he told anyone. I had received calls from the school about his behavior and how he had stopped participating in class but, this last call from his counselor really caught me off guard. What do you say to someone when they tell you "Your son tried to hang himself in the bathroom stall yesterday?" As I have explained before, my emotions are quickly put aside and the wall goes up. I made sure he was alright and they had someone with him till I got to the school to get him. I felt cold, empty, and full of anger. I'm beginning to feel like I'm the only parent that feels this way. It's not that I don't care because I do care. He's my son, how could I not? I've been going to a grief and loss support group once a week. Since losing my mom, I've been more detached than ever. I'm hoping that this will break that barrier. Any parents out there have any advice to give to me..feel free to comment or just message me.
All in all, Daniel has returned home and is a lot better than before. No signs of depression and no thoughts of wanting to hurt himself. I'm grateful for that.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family. We had a nice lunch and had plenty of pie to go around. It was a great day. Thank you to those that keep in contact with me and follow our blog. I'm not the greatest blogger but I try to keep those that care updated.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the leftovers.
I'm a mother with an agenda to save her son from the grips of his mental illness and stop stigma so that those who suffer in silence can seek help without fearing the worse. Join me on this roller coaster ride..you're no longer alone.