I'm so sorry about what happened to your son last night, as well as what you've been coping with through his own mental illness and choices. Please keep us updated on your situation. Venting is definitely a good way to help relieve some of the frustration and sadness you must be feeling.
I am speechless. First, I am so sorry that bipolar has caused such distress in your family (and I think distress is putting it mildly). I am also very sorry that your son tried to commit suicide...so sad for everyone. Having my mother attempt suicide, and having been suicidal for many years myself, I can somewhat comprehend the pain on all sides.
You're so right, BP never goes away, it is managed. Maybe after the shock of this has worn off we can all chat about what may happen next...
Take care Randy.
Randy, I am so sorry to hear about your Son's attempted suicide. I, myself, attemped twice - the first time landing me in the ICU for 4 days on a Ventilator - I know the pain your Son must be going through.
Please know, though, that anyone "riding him" is NOT the reason he attempted to do this! I, along with many others, do this to escape the emotional pain that they feel - not to get back at a family member. It is a deep, dark place to be, and suicide seems to be the only way out.
I wish I could offer some magic miracle for you, but being BiPolar is a day to day struggle - often times with every day bringing on different emotions and feelings.
Has your Son ever been on Lithium or Lamictal? That MIGHT be a place to start - keep us posted - we all have been there - and we all care!