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S not feeling safe with roommate


Replies to: S not feeling safe with roommate

  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN Registered User Posts: 5,466 Senior Member
    edited October 2015
    Thank goodness. Hopefully the parents understand a healthy and thriving kid is more important than one that is in the school and/or major of THEIR dreams. The pressure to carry the dreams and unfulfilled goals of the parent's is a burden that is too much weight to bear. And sad when people can't make their own path in life. Whew, great news indeed. Maybe the "disappearing" was his cry for help. Either way, glad it seems someone is listening. Good luck to your son, maybe he will have a single now and won't have to move. :) Glad this is over for him, that was too much burden on him as well! Happy Halloween!
  • 1214mom1214mom Registered User Posts: 4,581 Senior Member
    I am so happy to here things turned out OK.
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 12,888 Senior Member
    ... and now I wish your son a happy, outgoing, caring and fun NEXT room mate!
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,586 Forum Champion
    edited October 2015
    Thank you for the update. I am happy to hear it. Sounds like the best possible outcome for all concerned.
  • SouthFloridaMom9SouthFloridaMom9 Registered User Posts: 3,446 Senior Member
    So glad to read the update - thank you.
  • mathmommathmom Registered User Posts: 32,074 Senior Member
    Well thank heavens he's been found. It really did not sound like there would be a good ending here.
  • SnowdogSnowdog Registered User Posts: 2,243 Senior Member
    Thank goodness. Thank you OP for updating. Best wishes to your son and to his roommate and family.
  • CountingDownCountingDown Registered User Posts: 13,408 Senior Member
    SO glad to hear the young man is safe. Hugs to OP's son. Hope the school is supportive for him as well.
  • WasatchWriterWasatchWriter Registered User Posts: 2,528 Senior Member
    If you have a child with anxiety or depression (or worse), or even just a family history of it, you have probably already worried about something like this. I certainly have, and I'm glad this kid turned up safe.
  • sbjdorlosbjdorlo Registered User Posts: 5,264 Senior Member
    I've been following the thread. I'm so, so thankful the roommate was found safe and is reunited with his family. Praise God.

    OP, you have a wonderful son, and you are a great mom and comfort to the roommate's mom, as well.

    As the parent of child that has diabetes and who is one of those 33% of diabetics that suffers from depression (but is currently doing well unmedicated), I can attest to the fact that depression and its many causes is a complicated disorder/condition. Mental illness is complicated. It's just hard, and there are often no easy solutions. With my own son, we are very open about it, and I'm glad to see how well he's doing unmedicated, but in a heartbeat, I would recommend medication if I saw the need, and we talk a lot about recognizing changes and signs indicating the need to get help.
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