I am hoping this is an introductory thread and a continuation of my first attempt. My prior post stated that my son was diagnosed with bipolar one/schizo affective disorder when he was 17. He is now 29. There have been dozens and dozens of psychiatric stays. Some of them escorted by police. He has now been incarcerated for many misdemeanors and he has become homeless because we are no longer able to let him live with us. He was living with my mom and dad for several years until they were no longer able to handle him. My dad is now in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s and my mom is in senior living. Which is a relief for all of us because she cannot bring him with her due to the rules of her facility. He is halfway across the country in a psychiatric unit after he got out of jail two weeks ago and wound up Getting rearrested and placed in psychiatric care within 40 hours. His calls to us are incessant for money and help. When we do not give him what he wants his threats become pretty awful. We love him and we are so broken. And yet, I still keep going forward because that is what I believe my higher power wants me to do. I am grateful for a Twelve step program and I am grateful to know I am not alone. You are all so incredible for sharing your stories with all of us.