Help with adult son.
Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Hi everyone. Im really hoping I can get some advice and support here because everywhere I turn I hit a brick wall, including the crisis team. My son has spent years struggling with drug addictions and has been homeless on several occasions, not wanting to come home. Earlier this year he came off drugs, got a job and then lost it again. He finally decided to come home, ready for a fresh start. He got a job within a few weeks (he's 27) and within a couple of weeks lost it again. He has always had mental health issues (likely made worse by drugs) and finally decided at this stage he needed help. He saw the crisis team every couple of days, was given antidepressants and some meds for his nerves (not anxiety but for his nerves, as he's always shown classic signs of adhd). He's now been on a waiting list to see a psychologist but his mental state has gone downhill rapidly. The crisis team won't help, saying he has to approach them himself. Meanwhile I'm working full time and keep coming home in the evening never knowing what mood to expect. He's barely left his bed for almost a week now. His moods are extreme and in really struggling to cope. I don't want to kick him out on the streets and I wish I could get help to help him. I've even offered to pay privately for him to see a psychologist but he told me I was putting him in under pressure. I'm absolutely at a loss. Can anyone please suggest anything? I think he needs a social worker but the crisis team obviously don't think so. Thanks.