Depression Help For Young Man??

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by DDD, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    There is a family in town with two sons in their early twenties. Both have a history of drug use and the older son is a hemophiliac (sp?) with other
    health issues also. The single Mom appears to have pretty well lost her ability to cope...one boy in jail and the other on house arrest. I feel badly
    for her but don't have a connection.

    I am posting in hopes that some of you will know of a site that I can mail to the older boy where he might be able to vent his depression and anger
    anonymously. Last week he "tried to kill himself" by swallowing an entire
    bottle of otc medication that he is allergic to. He is "cracking up" from the isolation and threat of prison if he is discovered off the property. on the other hand, he has left the property on a number of occasions when people came by and offered a ride somewhere.

    It's really a sad situation and I just thought maybe if he had a web site
    he could turn to, it might save him or at least ease his pain. Any ideas? DDD
     
  2. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    DDD! I don't know if these will help, but they seemed pretty upbeat. Every forum I came across for House Arrest were closed. I guess the authorities would frown on that because technically it could be consorting with criminals.

    Take a look at them and let me know if you want me to try and track down a few more!

    http://www.the-bright-side.org/site/thebrightside/

    http://www.depressiontribe.com/

    Beth
     
  3. Love the sunshine

    Love the sunshine New Member

  4. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    DDD, the site Love the sunshine cited was the one I was going to suggest. I hope this young man finds comfort in sharing with others in a similar situation. You are kind to try to help him.
     
  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thanks you all. I am always amazed by how much information and support is available on our CD Board. I mailed an anonymous note of support with the sites as suggested resources. It seems a little bit melodramatic not identifying myself BUT it would trigger discomfort I think as he has no idea that I know what's going on.

    Anyway, an anonymous helping hand is better than no helping hand!
    I appreciate the guidance you guys gave me. Hugs. DDD
     
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