09-04-2020 12:32 AM
09-04-2020 12:48 PM
It's great to hear that you've been able to get support for your son in terms of seeing a psychiatrist and medication, and it's really positive that your son has a great relationship with his psychiatrist.
I'm wondering if you son is getting (or might be open to getting) any other support for depression such as regular counselling sessions? School counsellors can be a really helpful resource to further talk through issues of self-esteem and the impact on schooling.
It does sound like an incredibly frustrating situation for you all, and I want to acknowledge the work you're putting in - you clearly really love and care for your son, and want the best for him. Have you had much contact with his school around these issues? Sometimes the school is able to provide extra support around assignment/homework extensions, do you feel this could be useful?
I hope that choosing subjects assists too, @Basix. A lot of young people enjoy having that autonomy around their learning and are able to engage more with school once they are in year 11.
It's important as well that you and your wife are able to take time out for yourselves, is there something you two enjoy doing together to take a break?
I hope other parents are able to share their experiences as well
09-04-2020 11:12 PM
09-05-2020 08:45 PM
Hello @Basix , I am glad to hear that you were able to discuss some options with the psychologist and that you have various options to explore now. It is great to hear that your son feels comfortable with one of his teachers, hopefully that means that he will be able to talk to them soon about some of his concerns. It is awesome that you have been working really hard with your son to find some common ground to help him feel better. Hopefully being able to go to the gym and workout will be a good outlet for him! Please feel free to keep us updated here on the forums