I feel so helpless for my lil guy. He's having a really tough time lately. He tells me often that he hates his life, he hates having diabetes. I just want to cry for him. I don't know what to do to help him. He did perk up a little tonight when I mentioned that he could contact other T1D on the JDRF site, that seemed to excite him. Has anyone ever done that? It kind of scares me, not sure how online safe it is. The other thing I did was contact a Pediatric Psychologist that specializes in chronic diseases (diabetes was listed first on his list of diseases) I listened to him speak a month or so ago at a Diabetes Summit and really liked him. The thing is that my son is totally not interested in talking to anyone. I haven't told him yet about this doctor because we're still in the referral/insurance stage. Have any of you ever been in this situation? Should I take him to the appointment, make him go? Surely they have ways to coax kiddos to open up right? Any and all suggestions / ideas / personal stories are great appreciated.