Our expert says:
If he is seeing psychologists ( perhaps through UNISA ? ) that is good, though one would hope they had identified any significant problems and would be helping him with these Maybe he has been battling with severe disappointment about not getting into medical school ? If he had good marks, especially in maths and physicas ( as so many applicants don't ) he shouldn't have had problems getting into medical school. Maybe Medunsa wasn['t the best choice and perhaps he should also have tried elsewhere. I have no confidence in the wisdom of the selection processes at Medunsa.
There's no magic way to reach out to him. You presumably know him well, as your brother. Chat to him, about how his studies are going ( or was it UNISA he dropped out of ? ) , how he enjoys the courses. How he feels about not getting into medical school. You might ask whether the psychologists he has been seeing are being useful for him. Perhaps indicate that you and other family members worry about him, because you all love him very much, and worry that he seems sad and lonely and would like to help. Maybe he might even give permission for you to speak to his counsellor for advice on how to be most helpful to him
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