What can I tell this lad, Im sure that just telling him my story will already help him a lot.
Just hearing that you are a man who has been in his shoes will be huge for him. Occasionally I have the opportunity to chat or PM with one of the younger men on MS and I always try to encourage them that it is very brave of them to face what happened to them at such a young age. I tell them what my life has been like, running from it, and that they have the opportunity to change the course of their lives if they continue to do the work of recovery and not give up. Go ahead and talk to him. You will not regret it.
I went back to the doctor
To get another shrink.
I sit and tell him about my weekend,
But he never betrays what he thinks.
Can you see the real me, doctor?. The Who