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Teenage Son feels suicidal

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Please pray for our teenage Son Alex who is struggling at college and feeling suicidal. He likes online PS4 gaming and says he doesn't want to live in this world. He does not believe in God although he was baptised in the Catholic Church. We are trying to get some counselling or other intervention for him but are reluctant for him to go on meds.
 

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May the Lord be merciful and guide your son back to the light.

Video games are addictive....try to refocus him on something new.
 

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Lord, have mercy. Most counselors will work without medications if that is his wish. I'd caution against saying he's really going to harm himself unless you think he is. Thinking about suicide is one thing, but immediate danger might get him hospitalized against his and your wishes.
 

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Lord have mercy. I have known what it is like to be in such a dark place...there seems to be no way out. May God be with you both.
 

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Lord, have mercy on Alex and all who look after him.
 

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Lord have mercy, through the prayers of the Theotokos and all the angels and saints +
 

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LizaSymonenko said:
May the Lord be merciful and guide your son back to the light.

Video games are addictive....try to refocus him on something new.
When he's not playing on his PS4 he is surfing on his iphone. We are trying to arrange some guitar lessons for him as he has expressed an interest in this.
 

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Thanks for all your prayers.
I largely blame myself as I haven't been a particularly good role model or ideal parent - I have been too absorbed in my own issues to be an effective parent.
 

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Lord have mercy!

Please do not reject meds outright, as they can be a temporary solution to a serious situation that will take time to solve.
 

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Lord, have mercy! College can be a very difficult adjustment for many people.
 
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