Category Archives: Parents Connection

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  • at a loss

    Background:  I am the mother of  an intelligent, charismatic,  funny, outgoing,   good looking 25 year old young man.  His dad and I have been married 31 years, and we also have a 17 year old son.  We all get along very well.   He has his BA in Economics with a minor  in Business, with a goal of…

  • S.A.F.E. Alternatives App

    The S.A.F.E. Alternatives iTunes App has been updated, and is working. To view the App, click the iTune icon above.

  • wondering how to begin

    I found out that my daughter has been injuring for almost a year.  She had signs this week that my husband noticed.  This is a shock to us.  My daughter has been seeming a counselor for bullying in and out of school from a group of ex-friends.  We thought it was best to put her…

  • Struggling father

    We discovered the SI 4 years ago.  She attended S.A.F.E. two years ago and it was a big help.  She SI much less often now and has gone sometimes for months a at time being safe. I just came back  from dropping off supper and medication for my daughter.  She is 19 and she has…

  • Why si?

    Can anyone that has SI’d offer some advice? I have a 14 year old daughter and we have just discovered tonight that she has SI again. Did this once before about 8 months ago and now I have found tools agin and she admitted quickly and showed without hesitation. She said she thought we knew,…

  • PLEASE HELP

    I dont even know where to begin. my 17 yr old daughter needs help, and so do i..i don;t know what to do.  it started about memorial weekend this year….   she’s a straight A student, by her own doing, we don;t pressure her about grades, she expects the best from herself. she plays volleyball…

  • My Son’s SI?

    I recently discovered that my son SI. When it first came out about 3 months ago, he told me he would stop, it wasn’t a big deal and he did not need to go for therapy. However, I noticed recently that it appears he has begun again although he clearly lied to me when I…

  • Help a mum?

    I’m a mum to 2 girls (3.1 years & 3 months). My older daughter is now depressed to the point that when I tell her comments, sometimes she starts to hurt her self in a few ways (as she says)… This has started around 2 weeks ago & it’s really scarring me! I had a…

  • 12 year old daughter injuring!

    My husband and I just found out last night that our daughter has been self injuring. How should we approach this? Need help ASAP.

  • Self injury child

    My child is a second semester freshman and doing well. However, she’s now suffering from acute depression and does self injury. She tells me I wouldn’t understand why she does it if she explained it to me. I’m trying to be patient,calm understanding but the father in me wants to take the old school approach…