What advice to give to sucidal teenagers with broken heart tiered of system?
January 12, 2011 11:51pm CST
I Periodicly meet alot of teenagers that are sometimes sucidal. Some of them do drugs other are on medication against depressivness. Others got bad relationsships with their partners or parents. Some of them are tiered of feelingless view the consumersociety have at people seeing them only as a product. I Study buddhism myself and i know many of the answers but it is hard to tell it to young people becouse they are so full of hope mostly or and when they are depressed you dont want to tell them anything that may do them even more depressed even if its the hard truth. Any advice?
13 Jan 11
I have personally helped many teens along the way with these issues,the key is to give them long term help and support they need someone out of the family to be there for them and someone to attend appointments and things with them to build up there confidence and belief things can improve.
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13 Jan 11
Well I have a lot of experience in this matter. You are right that it is hard to get these kids help because they don't want anyone telling them anything. But of course they don't; who wants to talk about that kind of stuff or feel like they are admitting that they are broken or something. They feel attacked and separate from the world. I think that poetry is the perfect vice for a person suffering with depression and other things like this. And other forms of art and expression, even crafts or playing sports. The number one important thing is for these people to be connected to the world and be given the freedom to sort these problems out, at least partially, in their own way. Yoga and meditation are both also very helpful.
13 Jan 11
Hmmm yes to have the kids do something of intresst is important but most of this kids have lost their intressts and are often blinded. For example they feel nobody cares for them i think this is one of the biggest problems that they dont see how many people they would hurt by taking their lifes.