A few weeks before moving to Florida I made friends with the kid my boyfriend has been mentoring for years. Hes 15 and has serious issues with depression/anxiety and suicidal thoughts. He never sleeps well and doesn't eat right either. He opened up to me pretty much immediately which is surprising because hes a very quiet kid with social anxiety. He's bullied terribly in school, the teachers are no fucking help and he can't go to his parents or family for help. He's afraid to talk to his parents because the one time he tried his dad blew up at him, calling him ungrateful and saying "how dare you we give you everything you wan't you shouldn't be sad". After that incident the boy absolutely refuses to tell them anything, he doesn't want to make them worried or angry with him. I'm trying to talk him into therapy but obviously he can't do that even if he wanted to because his parents would know. I don't know how to go about this, he's good at telling me whats going on and when hes having a super bad night but we've hit a wall as far as how to move forward. I don't know how to help him get started in working through these issues. I've been in his exact position before, he and I are so alike in fact its like i'm looking at a younger version of myself. I'm no therapist though and I don't know how to teach him the skills to work through this. Sometimes hes so depressed he doesn't even want to try. I can't just tell his parents because that could easily make matters worse with his dad being a prick. I just need help here. I'm worried the kid is gonna hurt himself or try to kill himself again one of these days and i'll be too far away to do anything.