I am glad to hear you have support from home.
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The diagnostic criteria for childhood major depression is looser having a time requirement of 1 week rather than 2.
(I work with a lot of people who have suicidal tendencies)
Thank you for your input. I am shock to hear, kids that age to have these thoughts. I have urge the school to take control of the situation over 2 months ago and to be seen for at risk. So far, they have seen him once because I called. Two/three days ago, he made such commons about how to kill himself and was hiding during lunch time so that he can starve himself and thats the way to die. Its so heart breaking. Things are being handle both by counselors and school psycholoist. We have also urge the mom for a meeting tomorrow.
In your professional opinion if you come across a child like that what would be you course of action
there are those who act out to hurt others. this seems to be a unique case
@bklynbadboy1 I'd report it to both my school counselor and family. I'd probably have to report to CPS eventually, if not immediately. I can't imagine a situation where a young child that age would want to kill themselves unless they are deeply, deeply troubled.
@SydneySentinel Yeah that scary I can't fathom what a child that young would have to go through to make them feel like they no longer want to live
omg... this is so sad. :(