Scared of and for my 17 year old son

Melanie - posted on 10/10/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I am a mother of five children and the 17 year old is the middle child. The two older children are out of the house and doing so good. One has a full time job and the other is finishing high school for his HS diploma. So, I have three in the house and the other two are doing very good as well. My 17 year old is a self mutilator, he has stolen knives from the store, been in and out of the Behavioral Units many times and he has even beaten my husband with weapons; which has a seizure disorder. He scares my daughter (the youngest child), to where she doesn't want to be alone with him and he scares me also. I don't know what to do anymore. He has lied to so many people about our situation and his upbringing. I don't understand why he is like this when my other children are so respectful and well-behaved. I don't know if I did something wrong with him while raising him (or my husband). We love all of our children and have never showed any favoritism towards any f them. Any suggestions of any programs to get him in would be greatly appreciated - we live in Palm Beach County. Please help - someone, anyone.

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