dealing with a bipolar son
My son is 18 years old and we suspect he is bipolar. He is currently in limbo about his schooling even though he is in the 12th grade and has only 6 months to go. He has definite anger issues and is in trouble in school on an almost consistent basis because of that anger. He has failed the 1st 9 weeks and is on the road to failure this 9 weeks. Both the principal and his dad and I feel he would be best suited for alternative education where he could get his GED, but he wants to do cyberschool to get a real diploma. It is doubtful that I will be able to get him in on time to attend cyberschool not to mention the fact that he 1. may not get in because of his suspensions.2. have to get him into the dentist within 2 weeks (not going to happen) 3. he is behind a year already.
HE has tried on 3 occassions to kill himself andhas been hospitalized once. He was given trilepical ( sp) at the hospital and was doing well on it until he decided he didn't want it anymore. He has wrecked his car, damaged my car, run up bills he cannot afford to pay and owes me over $2000.000 from stealing my credit card along with cell phone bills etc..
His attitude is horrible, his favorite saying is "I don't care.", he is frequently verbally abusive towards me and others, and is basically hell to live with. Its becoming increasingly hard to have him here at my house. He is scheduled to attend counseling next week, even though I have a suspicion he will not go as he told me he would. I cannot deal much longer with the lies, manipulations and all out disrespect. I just don't know how to cope even though I have been educating myself on the subject, and find that I am sinking into a depression as well. Is there anything that anyone can help me with on this subject? I'm at the end of my rope.