I can't handle my bipolar child

by Sonya
(Chicago )

My 14 year old son has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADD and oppositional defiance disorder and he's been hospitalized so many times since age 8 I can't even count anymore. We're about to be evicted from my current residence, I had to leave my job because he and my 13 year old son can't be alone in the same room without a fight. I have holes in my walls, he breaks things, verbally abuses me and my other sons, has gotten physical to the point where I have to call the police, and I'm so scared that when we get another place we will be evicted from there too. We've been going to therapy since he was 4 years old and also seeing a psychiatrist and now he doesn't want to take his meds, which is why he was hospitalized in June, he had a total meltdown at the hospital during our session and security had to be called and the floor we were on was put on lockdown. I am at my wits end and I can't take it anymore, I've done everything and I mean everything to help him and nothing is working and this is not only ruining his life, but my other sons too because we all are walking on eggshells around the house and we don't know what he will do or when. I'm afraid of him and I don't know what to do anymore, I'm ready to terminate my rights because if we're on the streets, I will lose custody of all of my children. I'm a nervous and emotional wreck and I can't do it anymore. I love my son but I don't feel like I'm equipped to handle this anymore.

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