Current events concerning my nephew revealed something kept in secret from me past couple of months. Long story short, we've got mail from his school (one of these letters of awareness about the dangers on the Internet, particularly one of the games kids play a lot), so we sat down discussing this with him, and his mother pretty much banned him from playing the game. He went absolutely mad, started crying, throwing stuff and screaming. After a while I zoned out, and the word suicide brought me back, I was like "what was that?" And she explained that couple of months ago my nephew and my mother had argument about the time he spends online every day, instead of studying as he's a little behind compared to children his age, and he looked her straight in the eye, and said "You people drive me crazy, I want to kill myself, but I don't know how to do it" . Everything turned black in front of me, I've got panic attack, and instantly left the room. I am very concerned about him, and I don't think my sister understands how serious this is. I was his age when such thoughts started haunting me, and more than 20 years later I am still affected by it. He already have video games addiction, and whenever someone tells him to take a break from it, he goes mental, and his mother leaves him do whatever he wants, in other words 8 to 12 hours in front of the computer, tablet, or TV with his PS. I've tried to talk to him about this, but he pointed back to me spending my free time alone in my room doing exactly the same thing (and it was a good point, I do spend my time playing video games, playing guitar, or reading books alone in my room, so I am not the best role model I guess). I need some help with this, some ideas what can I do for him to shake this thoughts of his little troubled head without getting therapists involved at least for now.