My teen won a full tuition scholarship to a small private liberal arts college and is majoring in biology, and minoring in Spanish and math. In addition to that, she is 850 miles away from home. She was afraid to tell us that she was overwhelmed, depressed, and thinking death would be peaceful. She finally broke down on the phone recently. Later that night I had someone from the school take her to be admitted in the hospital. She was majorly depressed. She is now taking an antidepressant (which I would normally be very hesitant to try), and is doing much better. She is going to slow down a bit and try not to push herself so hard. She understands that she has to work, but definitley was having troubles w/handling it all. I hope your son isn't depressed, but it really sounds like maybe he is. This is such a tough time for kids that age, wanting to spread their wings and also wanting/needing some help. Poor things. I remember how tough it was. I hope you find an answer, and that he realizes that this is real life and that he has to be realistic. They do have to work for what they want. No getting around that. Good luck, and keep us posted!
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