Hi. Read your post I do relate. My children are grown and on their own now but there are still issues. I also deal with depression, panic and anxiety. Professional…in a sense of the word. Not degreed or licensed but worked 14 years as a casemanager at a domestic violence shelter. Very sorry about your friend. I have never had such an experience with a friend. I can’t even imagine.
I suppose this is as anonymous as the net can be…’-)
About your son, how old is he? My oldest is 40 next week and there are times I think I taught her nothing but for some reason she learned all the dysfunction her father had to offer. Had a talk with a friend and myself just today about the fact that she is an adult and she has her own life to live. I can do no more. Possibly your son is not at the age you cannot do that.