I've been checkin in occasionally, lurking and seeking a bit of help in the SSI forum. Now thought it was time I updated you all. C has been out of prison since July. So much has happened and I thought it was going pretty well up to this past week. Here it is in a nutshell: The Good: He went through an outpatient program upon release. Is seeing a psychiatrist and a therapist and is being consistent with medications. Is driving again and being responsible in that area. He was approved for disability & SSI! He is on food stamps. He lives at home and seems o.k. with that for now. The Bad: After starting out with good intentions of not drinking or smoking pot, he has started up again (mostly the drinking). He has been good in the sense that he doesn't drive when he drinks (at least so far). The Ugly: "Revealed" to us last week after a therapy session that he wants to take hormones and grow breasts. But says if that "doesn't work out" he will just "stay as he is". ???!!!!???? He has never in the past shown ANY inclinaton that he had a gender issue. He actually even told his sister that he has given up on girls because he can't find a girlfriend. He took an entire box of Coricidin HBP yesterday and was high as a kite. Lucky he didn't overdose or go into seizures, according to poison control. I honestly think this gender thing is just his latest "fantasy" and identity problem (he thought he was a gansta rapper when he got out of prison, that passed). So I am just thinking this will pass with time too. I would like to think he could live alone, but I am worried that he will be so lonely and isolated that he will just go downhill. He needs support but husband is NOT happy about this gender thing. He says if son starts cross dressing he will kick him out. Couldn't it just be easy?