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Hey TB,

Thanks for the intro, seems you have a lot more than Mascis in common with people here…always cool to find that out!!!

Catholic school, I know about that…but it was kinda backwards to yours. I went to catholic school but inside wasn’t a catholic…if that makes any sense. Although there were not any cool teachers, lots of nuns and priests though [img]images/smiles/icon_eek.gif[/img]

I work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, so yeah I know how depressing all those stories can be!!! Hard not to take those things home sometimes [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img] I think what you did talking to her was great, most kids in that situation give out signals about what they are planning to do so you are definitely front line in helping kids out. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among youth…sad fact. You would be shocked to know how many kids cut, very scary but to some of them its the only way they know how to cope. You definitely did the right thing…talking to her and reporting it to the authorities. I have been in the same situation of reporting disclosures of all kinds to our local child and family services, hard to do but necessary 2ndary to legal issues and protection from some pretty horrifying situations. But I always tell the person I will be doing it, they sometimes are upset but with some talk/reframing of the situation they understand…eventually/hopefully. Are there any local teen crisis centers you can refer this girl to, in our schools here we have started a mental health liason program…kids are referred from within the school to a crisis counsellor. If you need any web links or book recommendations on the topic please feel free to contact me…I have a million of them.

Again thanks for the intro, like I said you have a lot in common with more than a few on the board [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]