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Hi, my name is Lynned7415! I want to prove that my son might harm himself or others. Any advice?
I am a single mother of an 18 year old son. I divorced his father when he was a baby because of a domestic violence situation. He has not been around and has not paid child support according to the court order. We have been better off without him in our lives. However, I have dealt with every state agency I possibly could in the last seven years to get him benefits. In addition, I have tried homeschooling, a private academy with one on one instruction, and now a home study program for adults. He will not leave the house....he sits in his room and plays on his computer all the time in his own world. Right now we are living with my elderly father. I am going back to graduate college next month, and I also have to work at least part time. He is autistic, and also has ADHD, as well as anxiety disorder......Says he hates people. I am at the end of my wit....he is highly functioning and extremely smart.....but he is very lazy and also very messy. I have PTSD myself, and have had to work my ass off to get to this point in my life. I have tried to set boundaries and let him know that things aren't just given to you....you have to earn them. I feel that he is taking advantage of the situation and it is affecting my mental health. Now that he is 18, my options are even more limited.....I may be moving next year and he won't be able to go with me.....My father will not allow him to live in this house with him if I move out....in fact, he said he would sell the house if I found my own place. My son has threatened to kill himself in the past and has also cut himself before. I don't want to do this, but I may have to get a recorded conversation of the things he says, should I need to prove that he is a danger to himself and others......Any support/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.