Help will help if help is truly wanted
Cognitive behavior I feel is the best form of therapy.
There has been something or someone that has caused this process of illogical thoughts of living that causes children to want to leave this known world and pass over into the unknown. The mere fact that life has gotten to be so bad that they believe that death is the only true escape.
If we can change the way our children think, we can change their desire to want to take their life.
The combination of the cognitive and family-focused therapy share six core elements, assist the children and their family with integrating their experiences with a mood disorder, possible future episodes, accept the possible necessity of medication for controlling the symptoms, recognition between the disorder and the child, recognize and cope with stressors that trigger relapses and reestablish familial relationships after an acute episode.
These six elements I do believe will be beneficial to the child.
Changing one’s behavior or learning to change is and will be a great benefit for anyone who is dealing or having to deal with disorders.
Family is a vital source of support. Family can rally around the child and as long as they are not and don’t grow to be co-dependent, the child will be able to move to a place of healing.
The family structure needs to help with the recovery and healing process.
The only drawback is if there is no family, or if the family has so much damage that the family has truly given up on the child.
The child may not be receptive to the therapy. The need and desire to want to be whole is the question that needs to be answered by the family in order to get to the place of being whole.
It’s not enough in getting the family to admit they need help, getting them to want help is a better accomplishment.
Once the family declares they want help, the help will help and healing is taking place.
Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God-Embassy of Grace, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.