14 year old son
My 14 year old son disclosed to his school nurse last week that he was self harmed by and had some suicidal thoughts. This was a complete shock to us. We have a CAMHS appointment next week. We had always said that we would periodically look at his mobile phone and that he shouldn't be texting messages that he wasn't prepared for us to see. We never enforced this. Last week I looked at his phone and it was full of texts to a friend about self harm. When I ask to look after his phone now ( which we always did whilst he did his homework) he is mich more secretive. I don't want to lose his trust but equally I am concerned about him becoming codependent or experimenting within his peer group. My priority is to keep open and non judgemental communication with him. How should I deal with this?