HELP: "My 19-year-old son is suicidal"

By Faeza
19 October 2016

Worried from Tembisa writes:

My son left school in Grade 8 to work. He doesn’t have money and always tells us that he wants to die. He’s 19 years old.

Sis Naledi answers:

Listen to your son’s problems and understand what he finds difficult in life. If he is working, check how he manages his money and help him out. Encourage him to go back to school, which he can do at an ABET school. ABET classes are only held after hours, so he can still work and study. Your son is still young and may have opportunities to get a better future.