My son 15 years old was struggling with depression and transitions in life and
high school. He appeared normal. He played football and was
very popular. As his parents, we knew he was "fragile", but felt this was
his inherent personality. We had no idea the extent of his internal
David's first attempted suicide blind-sided us and we did not understand how a child that appeared to be "okay" could go from 0 to 100 in a flash. On the heels of a 7 day inpatient stay, we
sought counseling for him and follow up care. He seemed to be doing fine up to the end. In the the last month, he went through a downward spiral that we did not understand and we were constantly trying to discern what was going on and why.
We lost the battle with our son as he recently committed suicide in our home before going to school. We are in the beginning stages of grief.
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