Hi Kinessa, Welcome to Healing Well we are so happy to have you join us here.
What is going on with your son to make him feel this way? Is he sick or does he have an illness?
I worked in the mental health field for a little over 12 yrs and can tell you that if he is not suicidal or a threat to others then there is nothing you can do to get him help other than keep encouraging him to seek it on his own.
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If he is drawing, then there may be a good chance he is using it as a way of expression. Perhaps this is an angle to use to help him? I really think that if he is that bad, then he should at least consider trying meds &* therapy, but as many have said before me, there is nothing you can do to force him. Simply help him up when he falls down.
Has your son ever read the autobiography of Vincent van Gogh? In it, vG describes depression as the time that birds molt. It is painful and not pleasant to go through, but the bird emerges with a new set of feathers. I hope your "bird" can emerge from this very private and painful experience a new person soon. My own daughter has cerebral palsy and is clinically depressed. She has been through terrible experiences that have left her literally battered and bruised from so-called care centers. We brought her home and put her on a magnetic sleep system and purified water. She was able to finally get some effective sleep to heal emotionally as well as physically. She can speak again and sit up in a chair without support again. She is even volunteering at a nursing home and working on developing a job. Her old feathers sometimes show through, but for the most part, she is nearly herself again. I pray your son can also know the relief and joy of being without the pain and darkness of depression.
I so agree that was a very touching story and your sharing it to help others is commendable. Bless you.
Hello "Scared Mother",
I sincerely hpoe that name is not true today. How is your son? Are you at peace? It always amazes me how sensitive my daughter is to my moods. She is like a living mirror. Today I heard a young man singing so beautifully that it brought tears to my eyes. She was watching intently and asked if I was thinking about my mother, who had died. She thought I was sad, and was getting sad too. I had to explain that the man's singhing was just so beautiful that I was struck with emotion.
Take care of yourself. Asthe airline attendants say, put the air mask on yourself first.
It sounds like you have been through a lot. And it sounds like you are doing very well now.
As I am understanding it, medications work better for you than therapy. I am glad that they help you.
I hope that you are haveing a wonderful day.