David came into Western Youth Services Outreach and Engagement program because he was struggling with distance learning and having trouble following directions. David shared that he felt overwhelmed with school and was a bit depressed due to his father living separate from the family. David also shared that his relationship with his mom was very strained. WYS organized a meeting between David and his mom to discuss his feelings and the current state of their relationship. David and his mom were able to share their feelings with each other, to express their own perspective and how they could both support each other in the future.
After one conversation, David’s mom reported that David has taken on more responsibilities around the house such as helping is little brother with homework and doing all of his chores. David says that his mom’s stress levels seem lower and he is happy that he was able to contribute to her mental health.