Hi I'll try and make this brief but my 22 year old son is seriously depressed right now he has been on and off for 7 years but since January it's become critical. he lost his job bevause he was off work sick and jobless since. he's on universal credit rents his own flat but due to the severity of his depression he doesn't and can't face leaving to go to appointment or apoly for jobs so of course he's always sanctioned. we have had to try and pay his rent bills everything and we are very close so I see him twice a week and chat daily but he has mentioned suicide frequently not as a wild threat he has plans in place. I went in January to the doctors to try antidepressants but he won't take them I can't force him at 22...my long winded question is how can I get him signed off and referred to the crisis team he refused to see a doctor as he is ashamed and won't open up to anyone but me..can I contact them myself as his mum and get a home visit bevause he'll talk when I'm there and it didn't help that the doctor last time was very patronising about depression and didn't take him seriously bevause he clams up and won't tell them how extreme his wanting to end his life are..i spoke but the doctor said he doesn't listen to mothers as they exaggerate and worry over nothing @@ I was fuming..i really dread the nights when he won't answer his phone or messages as I am terrified hes done something..
what can I do when he won't see anyone himself