Suicidal 14yr old

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daughter 14yrs x2 suicide attempts

battled to get her in hospital but only admitted her on her 2nd attempt

spent 28 days and shes being released tomorrow.

whilst in hospital she's been caught with 2 tornakays (spelling??) and then string round her neck tonight after finding out she's coming home. she also said 2weeks into her hospital stay that she wanted to come home so she could try again.

dr still sending her home! so scared.

dr told us tonight that she's nit got a mental illness.

any suggestions what it could be as we are not getting any help other than being told this!

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    Hello clare24109,

    I am sorry that you and your loved one are going through such a difficult time.

    If they are having these suicidal thoughts then we strongly recommend they speak to someone who may be able to help. The Samaritans offer a safe space where they can talk openly about what they are going through. They can help them explore their options, understand their problems better, or just be there to listen.

    Their contact details are on our patient information leaflet here:, which also offers lots of other advice on how they can access the help they may need.

    If they are having such thoughts then please do try to persuade them to reach out to the team at the Samaritans (or the other people detailed in our leaflet) who will understand what they're going through and will be able to help.

    They can, of course, also speak to their GP. Alternatively, if your GP can help you with support for yourself and advice on how to help them get the help they need.

    Yours sincerely,


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