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Re: Prayers please

Postby melanie » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:35 am

Sorry double post
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Re: Prayers please

Postby melanie » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:35 am

Nessa,
I think every guy on here can understand that at 15 the prospect of being barely 5"2 inches would have huge ramifications. This was caused by a medical issue, it is not merely a vanity thing or a case of feeling sorry for himself.
Nor should bullying or depression by be brushed aside with a cheer up, it's not so bad attitude. Depression destroys lives, everyday.
Quite frankly with the magnitude of watching a son slip into severe depression, I really don't appreciate your flippant response.
He is not sitting at home feeling sorry for himself, he played his guts out on the footy field being by far the smallest bloke on the field and received best and fairest at the end of last year. He umpired AFL the last 3 years despite being uncomfortable that he was umpiring the younger age groups and shorter than them, with the occasional rude taunts. He never packed it in and kept at it.
He went out on his own and got a job at McDonald's as he is saving for a car.
This is a young man who is doing quite the opposite to focusing on his problems, to say I'm proud is an understatement. He has exceptional character that will hopefully pull him through, in the meantime he is bloody hurting and just staying above a water.
I'm a mum who adores her son and is frightened he may sink, but I'm in there paddling with him and I won't let him.

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Re: Prayers please

Postby 1over137 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:29 am

Mel,
does he have some good friends?
Am thinking about the idea, bringing him to some hobby group (or how it is called), where he will have chance find some new but good friend.
I have no kids, have no idea what it can be like.
Thinking of you.
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
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For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 1:6

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold
-- Psalm 18:2

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Re: Prayers please

Postby RickD » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:47 am

Nessa,

I'm not sure why you deleted your post. I think you gave some good advice. When we're going through difficult times, sometimes the advice we don't want to hear, is the best advice.

I commend you for giving Mel advice that you think will help, and not just telling her what she wants to hear.

If we feel like we need to say something, we should just say it. We're among friends here.
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Re: Prayers please

Postby 1over137 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:28 am

Yes, we are friends here.
Many people, many opinions.
But well, if felt that the post was better not to be posted, yeah, we have right to delete it too.
:)
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 1:6

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold
-- Psalm 18:2

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Re: Prayers please

Postby Philip » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:00 pm

He also needs to be in a group with Christian peers with spiritual and real-world leadership experience with issues facing youth. That can make a huge difference, in knowing what others are going through, sharing, learning to depend upon God, and having these things re-enforced by those other than one's parents. It's been a huge thing for my two sons. But depression is another matter - if that is the case - certainly medically. So, while no magic bullet, a really good Christian youth group can produce remarkable benefits and encourage spiritual understandings and growth. Somehow, when kids see stuff modeled by their peers, are hearing good messages from those other than just their parents, they begin to see that things their parents are saying have merit, because of re-enforcement by other Christians, both youth and adult leadership. Just my experience.

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Re: Prayers please

Postby melanie » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:10 am

An update....
Which I will start by saying an observant response after being away for some time Rick. You were entirely right. :lol: :pound:
Fundamelanist make great winos :ebiggrin:
Seriously though it's been bloody tough.
My young guy has been diagnosed with depression and acute social anxiety. It's been a month since he's been to school but he's had 2 half days. He is seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist and we are doing everything we can to not go down the path of medication.
I watched him slip away away over the last 18 months, I could see him changing and digressing but I hoped for the best. I've now realised things have been more difficult for him at school than previously thought.
A mistake made by myself and also the school was the presumption that he is popular. Which he is. And therefore, popular kids don't get bullied?!?
Well they do,
Brutally so.
About a month ago we pulled up outside the school and he just couldn't get out of the car.
He just panicked.
I had never seen him do that before he just couldn't get out of the car. So I let it go and he came home. The next day the same thing.
The third day I tried to coax him out then I got a bit grumpy and he just lost it. Started bawling his eyes out. I hadn't seen him cry like that in years.
He couldn't go to work, the gym or footy training. He was sleeping all day and just wasn't acting at all like the kind of guy I knew him to be.
It's been 5 weeks and i think he seems a bit better. I've utilised every service available plus he's seeing private specialists. The diagnosis is clinical depression with acute anxiety. I knew he was progressively struggling I guess I never thought it was this bad.
But we are doing everything we can.

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Re: Prayers please

Postby 1over137 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:15 am

Mel,
I will pray that he gets better and better.
Love,
Hana
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 1:6

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold
-- Psalm 18:2

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Re: Prayers please

Postby Philip » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:23 am

Same here, Mel! Seems as if there is so much for this young man to deal with - unbearably so. Heartbreaking - but at least you know more of what you're dealing with. And sometimes, these things slowly begin to moderate as a young person matures, begins to see life from a bit different perspective. I absolutely hated high school - mine was very dangerous, bullies everywhere, racist and dangerous people. I couldn't wait to get out! But I can remember a point when I was depressed and thought to myself nothing will ever change. And then it did!


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