Lied to Get Out of Therapy

In this week’s featured call, Elizabeth shares how she lied her way through therapy, after attempting to take her own life.

Transcript:

(Introduction) Are you or your teen searching for hope or encouragement today? You’re not alone… a call with Dawson McAllister.

Dawson: Elizabeth, what’s going on with you? I hear you attempted suicide 3 years ago, after your aunt died. Is that true?

Elizabeth: Yes, sir. My aunt had been into a lot of drugs. She was murdered 3 years ago, and it made me really depressed and I tried killing myself. After that, mom and dad got worried and sent me to a counselor and a therapist. And it made me feel weird and I lied my way out of it.

Dawson: Well, Liz, what do you want? What are you going to do? What’s the bottom line here?

Elizabeth: I don’t know.

Dawson: Are you going to kill yourself?

Elizabeth: I don’t know.

Dawson: Often when people commit suicide, they really don’t take into account – because of their own pain – what it’s going to do to the ones left behind. Also, you lied out of your therapy. So, before you give suicide a try… you haven’t been back into therapy, you keep most of your feelings inside. Is it any wonder that you’re going back into depression, again?

Elizabeth: Yeah.

Dawson: I suppose you can let yourself slip back into that situation… think of all the tragedy though.

Elizabeth: So, what do I do?

Dawson: Go back to your parents and tell them the truth. This time, you’re going to go into therapy with an open mind and an open heart and not just try to figure out ways to get out of it.

(Conclusion) TheHopeLine is for teens and the people who love them. Find help and hope when you visit: TheHopeLine.com/radio.

Your Friend,
Tim Altman
President and CEO
Dawson McAllister Association/TheHopeLine, Inc.

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