difficult child quit taking his medications when he was still in jail or prison. I'm not sure exactly when but it's probably been close to 2 years ago now. Since he was released back in March, he has been getting worse and worse. I'm still not sure if his last diagnoses was in ADDITION to the bipolar or instead of but he was diagnosed Schizoaffective. Without the intense structure of prison, he is losing control and it is becoming rapid at this point. I'll be surprised if he doesn't wind up in the hospital or in jail by the end of the summer. My only hope at this point is that he doesn't hurt anyone in the process. I understand why the laws are the way they are but it seems like there should be SOMETHING we could do without waiting on him to go off. For now though, we just watch him: He's found religion although his is a very skewed version but of course he's right because he KNOWS. He either acts manic or is angry all of the time because everyone is against him, he's not welcome anywhere, we don't do anything with him, we don't call him when we do/go anything/anywhere. He was at the house the other day when I got home from work. It was a little dark in the house when I walked in from the sunshine so I had trouble seeing. I must have had a frown when I looked at him because he got up, said "I can see I'm not welcome here" and stormed out. Yesterday he called to get some money from me (I have control of his SSI) and of course had to call 8 times in a row since I didn't answer. I had the NERVE to use the bathroom and take a shower doncha know. We ended up having words and I got cussed out. He came over later and we had words again. When I mentioned him needed to see a doctor and get medications again he accused me of wanting to dumb him down, cussed me out and left. I missed it but husband watched the big festival parade yesterday. Guess who decided to participate on his own and was riding his bike through the parade, pulling his little cart he has to pick up cans and other metal? husband was at a friends house and no one even recognized difficult child. But he's special and he can do what he wants. If he wants to be in the parade then by golly he's going to be in the parade. He's losing it and it just amazes me that there isn't SOMETHING we can do.