Reply To: Teen admittedly quit trying at school


So sorry to hear that. It sounds like a toxic environment for him. Virtual Public School Online might be the best answer. If he’s talking about feelings of wanting to hurt himself, he def needs to be talking to a therapist. My son was bullied by one student in his 6th period class last year, and seemed to find speaking with a counselor very helpful (easier to talk to her than mom and dad about the mean things this kid said to him). I wonder if a SNRI would be better tolerated than a SSRI? I take Cymbalta and find it to be a very calming anti-depressant. It really helps with both anxiety and depression. Hope your son is feeling much better soon.