He needs time off and I don't mean one day. I mean a month or so. I'd like to see his mother stay with him. And, of course, I'd like him to see the best psychiatrist this community has to offer and there are a few. Everything he said would be confidential.
I have mentioned before, maybe several years ago, that I know a high school player who was placed on a small dose of Zoloft and whose game improved dramatically. I had an opportunity to speak with this person and he said he could focus better. Personally, he was enjoying life better also. It would be almost magical if something as simple as this helped Cousins but my frustration is that we won't know if something this simple will help unless it is tried. The medication did not disrupt coordination and was not sedating. It is unfortunate that males shy away from psychiatrists but that is a fact. Watching the video interview of Cousins led me to believe that you don't tell him to do anything; especially at this time. You suggest what you think might work. Tell him it is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry and not a "mental health counselor" or a "shrink." The latter is a pejorative term much like certain terms to name certain minority groups.