Dear Mr. Berry,
On the College Life forum there is a recent thread titled "Poor Social Skills". At the top of the second page of comments there is a post by a student, whose screen name is Titletown, that I find very alarming. In that post he says that "I want to put a bullet through my head every day because of the fact that I can't make friends". I read through this student's previous posts and he has clearly been struggling for over a year now, both with grades and with social isolation. I was going to PM him to urge him to see a counselor at his school but I am just a mom, not a professional, and I'm kind of afraid I might say the wrong thing. Do you know of any adult CC contributors who are mental health professionals who might be able to contact him? It's final exam time at most colleges and I am very afraid for this student's safety. Please help.