Guest jusjenny Posted January 26, 2006 Report Share Posted January 26, 2006 I was wondering if anybody had feedback and/or suggestions regarding my 20 year old son who has been exposed to more death at his age than most people in a lifetime. I won't go into details but he has lost many many many friendsin the last few years. So many, in fact, that I have lost count without thinking about it. He has seemed pretty tough, but since losing my father in October and a week later being called that his best friend was in a coma and most likely brain dead from a car accident he has opened up to me about his fears and nightmares. He was very close to his Grandfather and probably, like me, thought he would be around forever. He died unexpectedly during the normal course of his day. Fortunately his friend did come out of the coma and thank God is recovering quite well.My son has expressed that he has horrible, graphic nightmares revolving around tragic, ruthless, and savage killings/death.He is willing to talk to someone, but honestly, we don't know who. He has also come to believe that he will die prematuely (before age 29). Cognitively, he knows where this comes from, but seems helpless to get rid of the nightmares. He successfully functions day to day. Has bunches of friends, a good job, a great girlfriend, etc, but wants to get rid of the haunts of his subconscience.Worrying about him has taken my mind off my own grief, which, by the way has left me TOTALLY numb to life.Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't think the 'normal' counseling route is the way to go.Thanks-jenny Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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