What can I do to help my 14 year old daughter?
I have a 14 year old daughter that is a troubled teen. She is depressed, and often shuts down and doesn't talk. She locks herself up in her room. Other days she is happy and cheery and we can't get her to stop talking. She hasn't been diagnossed with anything yet, but I believe she is bipolar. She also has PTSD and I've observed that she has stopped eating. She will eat every now and then, but only very little. She has self harmed and been suicidal in the past, but the counselor said she wasn't a danger to herself, so she was never hospitalized. She is still cutting now, and I wouldn't doubt that she is still very suicidal. She's seen many counselors before and none of them have helped. I feel so helpless for her. I just want to get her the help she needs. Should I submit her to the hospital or is there something else I should try first? I don't want to lose her trust!