Sunday, May 28, 2017

Parents say Maine’s mental health system failed suicidal daughter

My heart goes out to this family.  
The parents of a Lewiston Middle School student who died by suicide this week say their daughter’s story reveals a complete breakdown in Maine’s mental health system. Anie Graham’s parents say there should be distinct protocols to help kids at risk of suicide, and properly trained providers who are available to help. 
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I'm going to add that it isn't only the lack of available services that is the problem.  It probably isn't only the bullying that drove her to this.

Medication should never be given without therapy.  Especially since anti-depressants are linked to higher suicide rates in teenagers.

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