Our expert says:
Usually, we find a reason for living, by living. Sometimes one can get so wrapped up in the sheer effort of dealing with life problems that one loses sight of the purpose of it all, but that doesn't mean there is no purpose. From where I sit, I cannot see Cape Towm, but I have good reasons to believe that it exists and is as great a city as I remember it to be.
And uually, depression is significantly present ( whether or not we feel aware of it, or consciously sad ) when one feels life is pointless.
Getting a proper assessment by a psychiatrist, and following treatment advice is a wise precaution. If there really was no purpose in life, one wouldn't have lost anything by trying to see how much better things can be made. And if there is a purpose, one could re-discover it.
And beyond dount, your son deserves to live and will find meaning and joy in his life, if you ensure that he will remain alive and well enough to find his way.
If your job doesn't provide medical aid, a good state hospital, and your nearest medical school, ought to be able to provide useful help, so long as you are frank and tell them how you are really feeling.
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