Re: 21 Yr old son needs help

Kerry - posted on 08/30/2017 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi my son is 21 years old. He is feeling very depressed lately. He has no friends and struggles with the breakup of girlfriend from 2015. We live in Belleview, Florida. He works at Walmart and is taking classes for computer technology. A lot of anxiety involved. He's worried about passing the comp tia test. Anyone on here have similar issues?

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Leslie - posted on 09/03/2017

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Oh Kerry...I can relate. My 23 yo was depressed and almost suicidal at one point about 2 years ago. He is a perfectionist and very anxious too. He was taking classes and had some health issues at the time. We reminded him how much we loved him and how important he was in everyone's life who knew him and the great things he was going to go onto do. I encouraged him to talk to a counselor at school but he didn't like anyone there so we paid for private counseling. We were able to find an older gentleman who my son was able to relate to and having an "outsider" to talk over things with really helped him. Between that and him being put on an anti-anxiety med. he has done well and is now in his final year getting his bachelor's in computer networking. I would see if he'd be willing to find a counselor to talk to?

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