Our expert says:
Could the father help to pursuade the boy to see a counsellor / therapist ? And help him to understand that seeing someone is not a sign of weakness, or that he is WRONG to feel bad, but that he is clearly unhappy and deserves some expert help to enable him to feel better.
The psychologist is right that it is important for the boy to make this decision himself, for therapy to help, as a reluctant and defiant client who just sits there sullenly, helps nobody.
Continue gentle persuasion
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