My boyfriend has been seeming really depressed lately, I want to help him but I'm not sure how..
He was diagnosed with ADHD as a toddler and has told me he feels trapped. He says ADHD is like lucid dreaming, he's aware of what he's doing, he knows its wrong but no matter how hard he tries he cant stop.
His parents divorced when he was in year 2, its really been weighing on him, especially since his dad lives in Singapore and comes to Australia twice a year for a short amount of time. He says his only memories of his parents living together was of them fighting.
His sister seems to have been affected by the divorce but in the opposite way, she thinks fighting is normal and regularly starts fights with their mum, which hurts my boyfriend as well.
Before he moved to my area, (late 2016-early 17) he had a planned suicide but (obviously) didnt act on it. He said it was because nothing in his life was going right and he was never happy, his parents were divorced, he was moving away from everything, his ADHD was getting worse and harder... That scared me so much..
He tells me he wishes his life was like mine - a complete fairytale family (his words), no family fights and no ADHD. I've been told that its jealousy and I should end the relationship but i love him too much to end it...
I really want to help him, i just dont know how..
I got advice from a counsellor on the webchat here (thanks!!) I got advice to direct my bf to counselling or websites for mental health, I just need help on how to support him myself and as much as possible.
If you can help me I would appreciate that so much