Burnadette - posted on 06/20/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )
I really need some help here. So I have a 17 year old son at home, and before he turned 15 I've been able to handle him quite well. I want to know what on earth has happened to my son! When he was little he was bright and full of life, and now he suffers from severe depression and anxiety disorder. There has been countless meltdowns in the home, including one a couple days ago in an episode involving him breaking a couple of my windows. I try so hard just to get a good hold on him but he thinks that I am against him, and he does not tell me he loves me anymore. I don't like seeing him in this state, and we even have him in counseling, and he was put on prescription for Zoloft and Xanax. Nothing is helping. I'm very surprised he even passed his junior year, but he is a smart boy. It's just he hasn't been attending school in the past year due to bullying. Another issue of mine is that he is extremely suicidal, he cuts himself and tries harming himself and every time I try taking him to the hospital he freaks out! It's just so much for me. I mean, he has so many issues. Its so hard to cope with lately, and even when he went out behind my back to have sex with countless numbers of boys and girls (which I didn't find this out until 2 months ago) it was never as big a challenge as this. He's just very bright and handsome, I don't want his mental disorders getting the best of him. I just need some serious help here. Believe me, there's even more than what I'm describing here. Feel free to send me a message. Thank you.