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Mom gets depressed, I think she is feeling suicidal. What can I do as a teenager?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Talk about it
In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
If it hasn't reached that point yet, talk to her about her depression and ask her if she has thoughts of suicide. Tell her to call her doctor right away and get the help she needs. If she doesn't get help and you're still worried, talk to a trusted family member. If no one is available, talk to a teacher, or school counselor. Again, when in doubt call 9-1-1.

In brief: Talk about it
In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
If it hasn't reached that point yet, talk to her about her depression and ask her if she has thoughts of suicide. Tell her to call her doctor right away and get the help she needs. If she doesn't get help and you're still worried, talk to a trusted family member. If no one is available, talk to a teacher, or school counselor. Again, when in doubt call 9-1-1.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
In brief: Let someone know
If your mother is saying she wants to hurt herself or is very depressed, please call a close family member right away.
Ask them to help you get your mom to a doctor as soon as possible--even if it's the er. I was in a similiar situation with my mother and i know how scary it is. She may say that she's fine, but explain how worried you are and that you want to make sure everything is ok.

In brief: Let someone know
If your mother is saying she wants to hurt herself or is very depressed, please call a close family member right away.
Ask them to help you get your mom to a doctor as soon as possible--even if it's the er. I was in a similiar situation with my mother and i know how scary it is. She may say that she's fine, but explain how worried you are and that you want to make sure everything is ok.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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