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I don’t want to lose my son

Published Thursday, October 17, 2019

I had finally convinced my 27-year-old son to seek some help for what to me seemed like depression. He made an appointment with his general doctor, who did a physical and ran blood work. My son informed the doctor about his symptoms and what emotionally a mess he was. The doctor said he would make a referral for him. The next day, a nurse called my son and asked him a couple of questions. After he answered only two questions, she determined he was not depressed. Now my son does not want to get help now because he feels that nobody will believe him. I try to help him as much as I can.  Sometimes he cries, and sometimes he looks so sad that it scares me! I don’t want to lose my son!

Linda
Long Beach