Joanne - posted on 09/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Found my 11 year old son with a belt around his neck tonite. He said he cannot take the pressures of school. He is ADHD and is having a hard time adjusting at his new school. Grade 6! Failing Math, no friends, and two detentions out of 4 weeks. Psychiatrist feels this is an attention getting thing. (Tried the same thing last week.) No worries, he is sleeping in my bed tonite. Any recommendations. I am willing to fly anywhere tomorrow. We live in Atlanta, and the psychiatric hospital here that accepts children his age can only be described as a snake pit. He did one week there last fall and came home with head lice. I firmly believe that one must trust a mother's intuition. I need help ASAP!