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Re: HELP, HOW TO?!

Re: HELP, HOW TO?!

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Posted by Beth on October 24, 2000 at 01:14:51:

In Reply to: HELP, HOW TO?! posted by SANDRA T. SCHULTZ on October 24, 2000 at 00:52:59:

: MY FATHER IS 53 YEARS OLD AND WAS IN A TERRIBLE MOTORCYLE ACCIDENT ABOUT A YEAR AGO. SOME ONE JUST RAN HIM OVER. HE DIED 3 TIMES IN ER WHEN THEY BROUGHT HIM IN, HE HAS LOST EVERYTHING HE EVER WAS. HE CAN'T WORK, HE HAS NO INCOME, I TOLD HIM WE'D DO THE SSI AND DISABILITY. HE DOESN'T BELIVE HE'D GET IT. HE SAYS HE CAN SEE HIS PAST BUT THERE IS NO FUTURE. HE'S NEVER HAD TO BEG BEFORE, I DON'T KNOW WHY HE WON'T JUST LET ME HELP HIM. HE IS DETERMINED TO COMMIT SUICIDE. I HAVE A DR'S APPT. FOR HIM TOMMAROW WITH A LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC BUT I THINK HE'S SO FAR GONE IT MAY NOT HELP. HE LIVED IN FLA. FOR THE PAST YEAR IN A TENT AND HE HAS ONLY BEEN WITH US FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS. WHAT CAN I DO? I LISTEN AND TRY TO GET THROUGH TO HIM, HE HAD HEAD INJURIES AND WAS IN A BRAIN RECOUP. AND THEY LET HIM OUT ON A DAY PASS AND HE NEVER WENT BACK. HE IS NOT A GOOD PATIENT AT ALL AND HAS NO PATIENCE, HE IS VERY EMOTIONAL AND VERY EMPTY AT THE SAME TIME. ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS I COULD GET FROM ANYONE WOULD BE APPRICIATED. MY EMAIL IS JASMINE99US@YAHOO.COM
: PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN
: THANK YOU,
: SANDY

If he's reaching a crisis before his doctor's appointment, please call 911 for medics or take him to the ER immediately yourself if he's cooperative. You have a heavy burden on yourself caring for a parent. Please don't fear his anger if you can get him to secure care. Enough later to talk of counseling and rehabilitation. What state or province are you in?
A site often recommended here is
http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
I'm hardly older than your father and may be of more help later, so please let us know. We're here to help each other, Beth


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