If Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Is Suicidal, She Must Be Hospitalized ASAP, Experts Say

Mon, February 13, 2012 6:24pm EDT by 5 Comments

If Bobbi Kristina is 100% on suicide watch as sources have told HollywoodLife.com exclusively, then her condition must be taken extremely seriously and she should be hospitalized, say therapists.

Poor, poor Bobbi KristinaWhitney Houston‘s only daughter has been so grief-stricken following her mother’s untimely death on Feb. 11, that she has already been admitted to the hospital twice, suffering from “nervous breakdown”-type symptoms that are very severe.

“She physically couldn’t move,” one source told us about 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina, before she was taken to the hospital.

She has since been released and as HollywoodLife.com reported previously, she is staying at an undisclosed location with her father, Bobby Brown, and members of his family.

But if it’s true that the family is “afraid for Bobbi Kristina’s life right now,” as a family source told HollywoodLife.com, then three experts in the field of psychology told us that she should be hospitalized again immediately.

“Teen suicide is a very serious thing, It’s the third leading cause of death for 15-24-year-olds, according to the CDC [Center for Disease Control]” says relationship expert to the stars, Dr. Gilda Carle. of dr.gilda.com.”She needs to be hospitalized to be evaluated and monitored constantly.”

“Unless the family can monitor her 24 hours a day, she must be hospitalized,” agrees family therapist, Dr. Jeff Gardere, the chief contributor to Healthguru.com. “She needs grief counseling, group counseling and to be treated for medical and individual issues.”

Bobbi Kristina needs crisis counseling immediately and for the next several weeks and she needs to see a therapist several times a week to talk to her and monitor her psychological condition, insists Dr. Gardere.

Realistically, Bobbi Kristina’s family, no matter how well intentioned, don’t have the skills of a professional to hear her and help her express her feelings, stresses Dr. Gilda Carle.

“She’s in total shock, she was very involved in her mother’s life,” says Dr. Carle, explaining why Bobbi Kristina may be feeling suicidal. “She grew up being torn between two warring parents — Whitney and Bobby — and they were plagued with drug abuse. The lifestyle that Bobbi Kristina knew just came crashing down with her mother’s death and she doesn’t have coping skills. She never learned them from her parents.”

She can’t handle the psychological trauma of losing her mother and she’s emotionally paralyzed. That’s manifested physically– she’s just shutting down, says Dr. Gardere.

“Her grief is made all the more overwhelming because she didn’t have a strong emotional foundation since she grew up in such a dysfunctional household,” explains Dr. Gardere. “She is very fragile.”

In any case, the experts all agree that Bobbi Kristina can not live alone for the next several months at the very least. She needs a minder with her all time — possibly a close family member.

Clearly Bobbi Kristina needs love and support from the family she has, but the grief, loneliness, depression and emptiness she must be feeling right now, require ongoing attention from professionals who hopefully can step in and help her build the self-confidence, and values that she may not have learned at home and that can give her a sense of purpose and self-esteem.

Our prayers are with you, Bobbi Kristina. We do not want you to become a victim of your mother and father’s demons. We hope you get the help you need.

– Bonnie Fuller


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