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childhood/young persons mental health petition

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 7:44 pm
by janice74
HI my name is Janice hall I have a 13 yr old son who suffers post traumatic stress disorder, depression, panic and anxiety.
He has self harmed twice and just recently I was faced to find a suicide note from my son.
Children's mental health is a very close subject to my heart, it is disgusting that out of hours there's no emergency service for these children/young people.
On the 1st of March my friends son who was just 20 yrs old, took he's own life, he to suffered with depression but as far as I'm concerned was just left to get on with it.
I've had to fight anyone and everyone for my son to get help, but there's not enough help available at all.

I only hope the bill is changed in favour of these children/ young people to many have taken there own lives already.
I've started a petition online my link is ....... http://www.PetitionOnline.com/janice74/petition.html

I need everyone's help to get my petition signed by as many people has I can.
I want help available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week for every child/young person who has any mental health issue illness etc in the whole of England and Wales.
Also for mental health to be spoke about in school's like sex education is, its just as important and it needs to be understood.
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP MY SON AND EVERY OTHER CHILD/YOUNG PERSON THAT NEEDS AND DESERVES ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET FOR THEM.

sorry

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:12 pm
by janice74
i'm so sorry i didnt realise i had posted my post so many times, with me trying o get my petition out in the public eye i'm forgetting where i have posted it to.
many thanks for taking the time to read my posts.
best wishes to you all janice xxxxx

Hello Janice , I just

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:15 pm
by Sallyanne
Hello Janice ,
I just sighned your petition ,I hope it helps.
My son was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder when he was 13, I found him with a rope round his neck. He was prescribed prozac and then We waited 10 months for intense physcotherapy. During which time he started to self harm and also sufferred severe panic attacks and halucinations. Anyway its a long story, but at 17 now he is on sertraline, the self harming has reduced but not completly gone. he cannot cope with normal everyday demands like college , socialising and many things that we all take for granted. And i now think he has aspergers and am trying to get a diagnosis.

One of the things i find really disstresing is that he looks normal and peoples lack of understanding. College said they understood and wanted to help, but withdrew his place as they said he wasnt going enough, and wouldnt let him do gcses. So no help whatsoever.
I will not give up on him, as his mum its unconditional love , although its not easy.
Anyway take care and thanks I feel a bit beter now ive written a bit down.
Ps hope all is ok with you. x