Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/28/2008 9:03:42 AM (GMT-6)
Another great resource by S.A.F.E (self abuse finally ends) Alternatives
Post Edited (getting by) : 10/27/2008 8:40:32 PM (GMT-6)
I know how hard it is to call a stranger and say "I need help". You know the next thing you will hear is "tell me what is going on?"
That is where I lose it as I don't know and if I did know then I could maybe fix it. Remember the people manning the crisis lines are dealing with this kind of call every day and if you cry, they are used to it. Please don't be afraid, we are all here to support you.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hey, I'm very sorry to hear about your plight. And I have been there. My oldest son was the perfect child, but my youngest son was a holy terror. He was all the time getting suspended from school for fighting, not doing his homework, talking back to the teacher, etc. He and I had to go to court because he missed too many school days. I explained to the judge what was going on and asked him to please help me. The judge ended up ordering him to take counseling and I started taking him to a psychiatrist for his behavioral problems. As it turned out, my son had ADHD and was suffering from anxiety and depression. The ADHD he most likely inherited from his dad and the anxiety and depression he most likely inherited from me.
Anyway, my son has been on medication for his behavioral problems and it seems to have helped. He no longer has to take counseling but that helped, too. Your son might possibly suffer from the same problems or he could be bipolar. If you have insurance, I suggest taking him to see a psychiatrist. If anything, when your son has to go back to court, explain to the judge what has been going on and ask him to please help you. You'll be surprised to find that the courts will sometimes step in and try to help. Most judges are sympathetic and willing to help mothers in distress. Good luck and keep us up to date about your situation. We are here to help you the best we can so stay strong. God bless.