Post by a worried mother on Jun 20, 2003 7:15:04 GMT -5
Hello, my daughter is 19 years and very very shy. She took an overdose this morning. Luckily enough, her father went into her bedroom and found her. He phoned an ambulance and she's now in hospital. The whole family is devastated. We had no idea what was going on in her mind. She had just finsihed her exams and she was looking forward to going on to university. Has anybody else her been through a similar thing?
Post by NewOrleansLady on Jun 21, 2003 0:30:09 GMT -5
Wow, I'm so sorry to hear that. Because she is shy, it could be a number of things that set her off. Shy people tend to be really hard on themselves because they almost never say or do what they really feel. If she dosen't already, have her see a psychiatrist. She most likely feels that she is the only one who can't speak up for herself. Just being able to talk about things with somebody will help her out tremendously. Let her know that she is not alone.
If you have any questions, please ask us. Everybody on this site has great advice to give. I'll be praying for her and her family.
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I'm so sorry to hear what your daughter is going through. I hope she gets better soon. NewOreleans is right in that seeking professional help is crucial. I am talking from experience. I tried the same thing 13 months ago. From my own experience, there is no way that you could ever have known what was going through her mind. Get her as much professional support as you can. Please let us know how she is coming along.
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