Justamum
Any advice. Need to vent.

i have a daughter who is 14. She had an eating  from 11 to 13 where we had to travel to see her. Now she appears over it but keeps saying how she wants to live. I get that and want her to. 

Her behaviour is quite volatile at times . CAMHs describe this as 'normal teenage behaviour'. It isn't right. Since  lockdown, she stays in her bedroom most of the time.
we have bought activities for the garden like swingball etc. She does come out occasionally. She wakes up late. Today as I went out in the garden, she went by in her room. I asked her to come out with me she said no. Eldest daughter made tea, she didn't come out. She described to my husband a feeling of feeling empty/ depressed. But she refuses to take the tablets.all this has been discussed with CAMHs . We can be talking and if you look at her during conversation she says stops staring at me and walk out the room.
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and troubling situation. As she's recovering from an ED, she's going to be sensitive about her appearance and being looked at might trigger feelings of distress or self consciousness. Recovery isn't a straight line and she might take steps backward, especially in such stressful times as these. If you believe she's depressed, try to have patience with her, suggest things to do but don't be pushy, let her know that you're there for if she needs you. Teenagers are more difficult to deal with when it comes to mental health issues as they've already got a lot going on in their bodies anyway. You might find it helpful to talk to Young Minds, they're an organisation that helps families in similar situations to yourself, you can contact them on 0808 802 5544. 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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