When I was a very young child, probably the age of your son, I felt different at school. I did not make friends easliy. I do remember very clearly at the age of 9 - 10 visisting the child psychology or psychiatric unit at Melbourne University. That was the late ‘50’s, just to let you know it is not a new thing. I rememeber play therapy and talk therapy and art therapy. I enjoyed it because I got out of sport at school for a long time. But the downer was I frequently planned suicide. My primary and secondary schools were on a busy road.
I was very lonely at secondary school because the feeling of difference still persisted. I started nurse training and after 2 years attempted suicide. Over the next few years I had various diagnoses, the final and correct being bipolar disorder type 2 about 10 years ago. Since then I have been well cointrolled.
What I am saying is get your son seen by a professional so he can be treated and live an enjoyable life as we are all not only able to but also entitled to. That is mu belief anyway.
If you are in Melbourne there are two schemes where you can get access to a psychologist. One may not apply to your son as it applies to people with chronic conditions and have a care plan. The other your GP does a Mental Health Assessment and you then see a psychologist. Some Bulk bill every client, with others they charge the full amount and you pay the difference. Your GP will probably have a list of local psychologists. If you go this road it is worth making some phone calls if you need to watch your pennies as I do.
I wish you all the best and hope your son soon is on the road to a bright outlook.
As I said I know what your son is going through at such an early age.
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