Reply To: Teen admittedly quit trying at school

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Penny Williams
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Well, he just texted me (from the bathroom during English class) begging me to pick him up from school. Says he can’t take any more teasing and it’s making him want to hurt himself. 🙁

I’ve engaged school staff about it. We are going to begin seriously discussing part school days in person and part days Virtual Public School online. It will be a financial strain on already strained finances, but his mental health has to be most important.

Yes, he could have some depression at this point — can’t take SSRI’s because of mood and hallucination side effects to all of them. Need to go back to therapist.

Feeling super heartbroken today, but I know we will get to better days again.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism