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i have a step son 42 and he hates his life. He says he has no joy and if he was not such a chicken he would kill himself. His biological mother has already died. It was two weeks before anyone found her body. I never met her but I have heard many stories about how she handled her depression. This statement is not meant to sound judgmental. She drank so much that she developed sclerosis of the liver. She was a pharmacist that rarely worked because she started stealing narcotics. When I hear the stories about how everyone walked on eggshells to avoid her getting mad. To make matters worse, she looked for solitude in the Jehovah Whiteness, which facilitated the loner aspect because one can only mingle with people of the same faith. I have been researching like crazy. although I know he has a real issue, I still think there should be some kind of push. It seems that no one provided any kind of opposition so she did what seemed to be the only thing she knew how to do. I see there could be a possible compound issue with her son. We have a kid that could celebrate Christmas until he was seven then he was thrust into this religion that if you do not do certain things or mingle with people outside of your faith then you get a dis-fellowship(which has happened ) so any friends that he had made prior are strictly forbidden from talking to him so he has lost his God. I feel that depression may not be the only issue. He has been neglected and emotionally abused at the hands of his mother. I do not think this was done in malice, but a mother depressed that drink and took drugs while he was growing up could compound problem. I am reaching out to anyone that had any suggestions. I feel like just leaving him to his own devices will not help. I tried to make a couple appointments but no one would allow me to set the appointment. they say it must be him that makes the appointment. I do not want to do damage, but at the same time I cannot sit by and do nothing. If you have any suggestions of how I can help him that would be appreciated. You would literally save a life of a fate much worse than death, existence.
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