Our son is 23 and still living at home. He is planning to leave the house next year and rent an apartment. He used to have a lot a friends and girlfriends too, but since the COVID epidemic in 2021 he doesn’t really do any social activities anymore. He studies at a university and has a part time job as a car deliverer (he drives rent cars to peoples homes), but other than that he doesn’t go to parties anymore or sees any friends. Should I be concerned about his mental health? Especially when he will leave the house and live on his own?
It's great that you care about him, especially during a major life change like moving. But I wouldn't worry so much if I were you. Let me explain why. I'm 23 myself, soon to be 24)) and my circle of friends is only shrinking. This is normal at this age and I personally do not feel depressed, on the contrary, for the first time I felt calm and comfortable, life is becoming much more serious and responsible. You can talk to him calmly and ask him about his mental well-being. But usually, when a person feels very bad, you will notice it by his appearance, ability to work or study, etc.