Hi, I’m a single dad of teenage twins. Their mother passed away from terminal cancer few months ago. Me and their mother have already been separated months before she passed away. After their mother passed away, my kids became distant towards me, they used to stay, sleep over, and spend quality time together. But now they only come for dinner and then leave.
My problem is my son’s mental health, I been in touch with his school councillor and discuss the issue of my kids, not attending classes. To me it seems like they’ve given up on things. Specially my son, he stays up all night, video playing games till the morning, and sleeps day till it’s almost dinner time.
I got intouch with a gp to talk to him, but my son insisted for me not to be included while he was talking to the doctor. He is only 17 and already the system thinks he’s an adult. I called the gp and asked him what they talked about and discuss his mental health plan, and he won’t divulge any information whatsoever, due to the patient doctor confidentiality. But I told him, he’s only 17, and he flat will not tell me anything.
All he said was, he referred him to a psychologist to get in contact with him and discuss his issues further and work on his mental health plan. Are public health this slow in processing kids with mental health issues?
As a father, it really pains me to see my kid going on a downward spiral, I do understand they are still grieving from their mother’s death. But all these things happening to us, specially with Christmas approaching, it’s hard to celebrate.
Are there any other organisations that might be able to help us
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