My fourteen year old daughter has completely shut down! Advice?
She has depression (no meds for it) and she was a self harmer. I've suspected that she has bipolar disorder because some days she will lock herself in her room and other days she'll be fine and overly excited. Now she doesn't talk at all and she won't eat. She's gone through depressive episodes before, but never anything this bad. Her friend told me that she smelt beer in my daughters breath this morning, but as soon as the girl told that to my daughter, she just started chewing gum. I don't smell anything on her breath, just intense mint. One of her other friends told me that my daughter might have a knife in her room, so I searched and I found a knife and some blades with a towel with blood stains on them. I've also noticed cuts on my daughters arms, but I could only see one or two since she wears long sleeves. I can only imagine how full they are compared to last time. I'm worried sick about her, but I don't want to take her to the hospital in fear that she won't trust me.