Val - posted on 12/08/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 18 year old son who is suffering from depression and anxiety as well as being medicated for ADD. He has also expressed his thoughts of suicide as well. He basically does nothing (except sometimes go out with the few friends he still has) and doesn't go to school. We think he doesn't go because of his anxiety. The school is working to try to be sure he graduates this June and he was just put on an anti-depressant that he doesn't want to take. He refuses to go to see his psychologist and was dropped from his caseload. We are literally at the end of our rope. We don't know what more to do. We just informed him that he will need to start going back to school and therapy or go to intensive in or outpatient therapy or we will start diminishing our financial support, and he apparently doesn't believe that we will, because he says he's not going to meet with us and his psychiatrist to develop a plan. Does anyone have experience with a situation like this? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get him help? He is 18 and therefore considered an adult so our hands are tied.