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Jumping Out Of A 2nd Story Window

by Denise Williams
(Fayetteville, NC)

My son who is 18 jumped out of his bedroom window on the second floor two weeks ago. He is truly lucky to be alive.

He went through the window plus the storm window. He was in the hospital for two days and is still recovering. He was a bloody mess when he finally dragged himself to the front door to ring
the door bell and awaken me.

Yesterday he woke up with busted knuckes and holes punch out in his walls. I am so afraid for his life. No one seems to be able to help. He is seeing an orthopedic dr for his broken feet, a psychiatrist and has an appointment in two weeks with a sleep specialist. I do not feel we have two weeks to wait. The psychiatrist put him on prozac. He needs help immediately.

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Apr 14, 2015
My son too NEW
by: Anonymous

I hope your son recovers quickly. My son has had 2 episodes. I am thankful we live on a single story. He jumped out of his window and severely hurt his knee. Praying we both find the root cause of what is causing these episodes. Articles have stated stress and he is in his final weeks of school. Input from Dr. Dement or others would be appreciated.

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