JaneF
Hi, I am so worried about my 16 year old son. He is so secretive and is self harming ending up in hospital twice over the past 2 weeks. He went out after we went to bed last night and i only found out when i woke up this morning and he wasn't there. He said he was just walking all night. He is home now but will not speak to me and is very depressed. I am so worried he will hurt himself. He's just in his bedroom and gets angry when I ask him whats up. I dont know how to reach him. Has anyone else had a similar experience. If so any advise would be really appreciated. 
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a troubling and upsetting situation. These things take time, just let him know that you're there for him and will still be there for him when he's ready to talk to you. Counselling could be helpful, you can talk to your GP for further information. You could contact Young Minds, they're an organisation that helps families with similar issues to you, on 0808 802 5544. You may also find it helpful to read our articles on teenage health and wellbeing. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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