I'm sorry if my comment sounded judgemental. Wasn't my intention. I'm no health professional, just another mum trying to help my troubled teens. I can hear how hard things are for you and it can feel so isolating being a parent. Especially in lockdown. I know nothing about your situation, so I'm not suggesting this is the case for you. But I have been close to someone who has voices in their head telling them what to do, before. They had schizophrenia. It was very hard for them and their family, but they found that medication and professional support was very helpful. I hope the professionals you've got on board are able to give you more information on what they think is making him feel this way. The poor kid is obviously struggling. As are you. There are also carers support services around. Maybe getting in touch with one of them may be helpful? Make space to care for yourself. I hope this stage passes for you both soon. All the best.
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I also have a depressed teen. It's very emotionally draining, I understand. All I can say is that they need us to not give up on them. Maybe lower your expectations a bit on his output and focus on connection.? I have 2 teenage daughters whose mental health is struggling. I'm taking them each on walks as often as possible to try to get them to open up to me. Some days they're a closed book, others, they give me a glimpse of their inner world. Their brains aren't particularly rational and I find their ideas are often quite misguided. My struggle is not preaching too much to them as it makes them pull away from me. It's so tempting though. Not sure if this helps, but I just wanted to say that you're not alone.
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