I have a son who is being treated for depression and now is doing very well, emotionally. He will be 18 next week and in the fall going off to college. It scares the living .... out of me that once he's there, he's going to fall apart and I will be helpless to help him. Currently, even though he's doing well emotionally, he doesn't take very good of himself....poor hygiene, sleep habits, and I have to remind him to take his medication. I've been thinking of contacting a lawyer, with my son's permission -of course, to obtain a legal document so that I can have some "power" in case my son needs his parents to step in. There is a website I found with a legal form just for mental illness (power of attorney) but I'm not sure if that is the route to take. I asked his doctor if he was aware of this document and he said no, but added he didn't think my son will need it. Problem is...the doctor doesn't really know my son. He doesn't live with him and he doesn't see how immature (responsibility wise) he can be. ***Has anyone taken this step?
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