This recent CNN article highlights the growing numbers of children and adolescents who are going to the ER for evaluations related to suicidal ideation or attempts. The numbers are certainly alarming and more and more parents I talk to are experiencing having to go through the process.
If you are one of these parents, share your experiences with us so that other folks in a similar position might have some information to go off of.
What was the process like? What are some things that you wish you knew about going to the ER? Did you feel like it was helpful? What were the not so great parts of the experience?