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Reuelthomas100 karma

Hello Mr. Black,

I struggle with depression and have had in the past had suicidal thoughts but never came close to an attempt. I have been on meds for about five years and it has helped tremendously.

My question is regarding my children. We have two a 10 year old girl and a six year old boy. My son has started saying "I want to kill myself" when he gets in trouble. My wife and I have talked to him about how serious that is, and sometimes that will change the conversation from what he is in trouble for to a more serious discussion. But I don't want to train him to be able to use this as a way of getting out of a punishment.

I have to get back to work, but I have some questions that I will try and post in a little bit.

Overall what are the starting steps to see if my children also suffer from depression?