Thank you for sharing your story. My son recently opened up to me and I came here in search of answers. The bravery that lead you to open up to your friend will lead you through this. Reading your posts I can see confidence in you emerging more and more and it gives me hope. Reading what your mom had to say made me feel less alone. Be kind to yourself when things feel hard. Thank you for sharing your story. I can't tell you how much it helped me to read it.