I am new to this group. I have a son (Thomas) who is 21 and bipolar. He "cycles" quickly. Recently he became overwhelmed with school (he's attending a Technical School for Computer Networking) and flipped out saying that he wanted to kill himself. He did this one other time a little over a year ago (December 26th of 2006) and we ended up calling 911 where they took him to a Crisis Intervention Center at a State Hospital nearby. This time, however I grabbed him and shook him. It worked but as always takes huge toll of me, his Dad. Any suggestions of what I could have done differently? How do I not let this pull me down the drain too?
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Ephesians 4:29 New Life Version (NLV)29 Watch your talk! No bad words should be coming from your mouth. Say what is good. Your words should help others grow as Christians.