Unfortunately the psychologist doesn’t seem to be helping. He seems to be suggesting we should just give up on school and is not really giving us any tools to use. Apart from the psych it just feels like everyone is telling us to keep him in school and no one is giving us any concrete advice on how to make that happen when he literally can’t do any work at all and can’t leave the house. Just holding out hope of getting in to see a psychiatrist and getting some medication started. I really just want someone to tell us what to do and how to do it because I have no idea.
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My 17 son has developed such a high level of anxiety around schoolwork that he is unable to join his online classes or to do any schoolwork. He’s missed most of this term and I can’t see how he can pass the year. He is now also scared to leave the house so I don’t know how he would be able to return to the classroom if they do return to face to face learning. He is talking to a psychologist and we are trying to get him in to see a psychiatrist. In the meantime his school keeps telling me that we can get through this. While I’m terrified of the impact on his future of not finishing year 11, I’m just not sure how and if we can make this work. If I push him to try and work he has major anxiety attacks, but I feel like I should keep trying in case we can somehow get through year 11. If we give up and let him stop school I’m worried that he will become isolated from friends and even more incapable of leaving the house. I just don’t know what to do.
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