my son is hearing voices

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by PiscesMom, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    he thinks there is a chip in his head and the government is listening to his thoughts. i am on the phone w him. any advice? he is not high.
     
  2. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    he wants to come over but he can't - i promised my younger daughter that he wouldn't - that she was safe in her home, so i have to say No, but he is scared. I'm so tired.
     
  3. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    I would want him to see a psychiatrist. Does he currently have one? Is he safe with his dad or would he be safer at your house?
     
  4. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    Okay. Anyone else that you trust to have him stay with short term? Or do you think taking him to the ER is the best route?
     
  5. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    take him to ER? a regular ER? I don't want him here - because I promised my daughter I wouldn't ?? and what would it solve?
     
  6. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    I had a really good experience the last mental health trip we made to the ER. It all depends on where you live and what else is going on that night, but if he is scared that could be the best and safest option.
     
  7. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost Active Member

    I agree that he needs medical attention. Psychosis and it could become worse. My heart goes out to you.
    I don't know enough about your medical system. But some one hearing voices and has history would be admired to psychiatric ICU for observation.
     
  8. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    a regular ER?
     
  9. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    just a regular ER? omg i have to wait 20 seconds every time i say something
     
  10. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    It depends on how safe he feels. What about you going to him and assessing the situation first hand rather than over the phone? Do you have a county mental health service that you can call for assistance?
     
  11. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    Yes, I was thinking a regular ER so that he could be seen by a doctor ASAP. But that could freak him out.
     
  12. StillStanding

    StillStanding Member

    Yes. A regular ER. Depending on where you live, they might not keep him though if he isn't dangerous. In our city, there is a mental health check that you can request by calling 911. You might try that.

    Good luck.
     
  13. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    Does he have a current psychiatrist whom you could call right now?
     
  14. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    i asked him if i could take him to ER - now the voices are saying he's a complete creep
    how can i call anyone, I'm on the phone w him? thanks so much!!! by the way
     
  15. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    no psychiatrist. he has been treatment resistant but this is new stuff, the voices, before it was just conspiracy theories
     
  16. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    I think your best bet is to take him to the ER. Let him know that he is safe with you but that he really needs to see a doctor for these voices. You want to keep him safe.
     
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  17. PiscesMom

    PiscesMom Member

    ok omg i will try - he's 18 now.
    thanks you all!!!!
     
  18. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    Stay as calm as you can for him. Reassure him that he needs help to handle the voices.
     
  19. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    Hang in there, PM. He needs a psychiatrist now for sure. I'm so sorry, but I am very glad that he's reached out to you for help.
     
  20. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    Please let us know what happens. Prayers.