A co-worker of mine who is in his mid to early 20's is having some serious problems at home with his parents. He just came out today. I am noticing some behavoirs that are really questionable and to me they are a serious cry for help. No one can really get a hold of him. and He is missing work. Today on face book he basicly sent out his apology letter, for the world to see, for him being gay. His profile picture is really disturbing as well. Its a picture of him lying on a bed in a suit appearing to be dead. Multiple versions of him around his own body crying, grieving.......
Any advise you can give would be greatly appreciated. I've reached out to him....on face book and on both contact numbers i have. Please help!
Kimo , 32,
Your concern is justified. You are wise to take note of his shift in tone.
Can you post the Trevor Prolect Hotline on his facebook? 1-866-4-U-Trevor
This is a link to PFLAG in Albuquerque. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a great organization, made up mostly of parents, which supports LGBTQ people and works to help parents and others to become more supportive and accepting of their loved one's sexual orientation/gender identity.
Encourage him to call. Encourage him to reach out to anyone he trusts.
As a friend, it is particularly difficult to witness someone in such pain. But, by expressing your concern, you are providing a lifeline. All you can do is lend support. Your friend has to decide to take the offer of help.