Posted 3/6/2011 7:55 PM (GMT -7)
Might I just say that I am so happy to hear he is in counseling. I knew from early on what "depression" was and what sadness felt like, but I didn't put myself into counseling until I was 18. I wish someone would've helped me sooner, God knows I needed it...
I'm not sure about herbal remedies, but anti-depressants were a tremendous help to me. I know a lot of people are scared of them, but if the doctor thinks its a good idea, have him try it out. And if he does and doesn't feel better, please dont be discouraged; it took my 3 different meds before I found one that worked for me.
I just want to personally thnk you for being a concerned mother. When my mother found out i was in therapy she freaked out and never wanted to hear about it. She didn't want to accept the fact that her kid was in counseling. But you are doing the right thing, and I'm sure you son will receive great help.