We live in Michigan, in Genesee county. Satanica is presently in a program by Easter Seals, supposedly the highest level of treatment available in this county (which sucks). A lot has went down in the last month. Where to start... 1 - Satanica finally got approved for her SSI, thinks it's her money to blow. 2 - My wife got her a cell phone, against my intense pleadings, which she has been grounded from at least three times in the last month. 3 - Satanica has made false allegations against four different people of either rape, assault or molestation in the last three months. All alleged charges were unfounded and at least two parties are looking into pressing charges for false accusation. 4 - Satanica has been talking to guys in their 20's on her cell phone. Fastone has been going through her contact list daily and telling anyone over 16 to stop talking to Satanica. 5 - Driod has returned home, and is beside himself at the way Satanica disrespects everybody. 6 - Satanica has been physically abusive toward Droid, including punching him in the mouth and stabbing him with a very large screwdriver. I believe Droid is in fear of her and is entering "self-defense" mode and is afraid to press charges for fear of retaliation. 7 - Satanica was emptying the dishwasher and took off running with a filet knife, in full sight of her home therapist/case manager. We had to physically restrain her to get the knife. 8 - Satanica had an escalation, trying to get the stupid cell phone back, in which she stood outside our bedroom door, screaming, pounding and even squealing like a two year old, until I finally snapped and went after her with a baseball bat. I put it through her bedroom door several times and it took every single drop of strength I had to keep from caving her cranium in. It was a real breaking point for everyone. 8 - Fastone and I had a heart to heart talk in which all the hurt and resentment I've been stuffing finally poured out. I finally managed to get her on the same page as far as recognizing the severe damage Satanica is causing to all of us, how Satanica is not going to "get better" in this environment and that she really needs to consider whether having Satanica in our home is accomplishing anything but inflicting severe depression, stress and grief for everyone. 9 - Fastone received a voice call yesterday afternoon from the 21 year-old guy stating that Satanica refuses to stop contacting him and he doesn't want her to contact him anymore. Satanica had a meltdown and cut again. Fastone took her directly to mobile crisis and Satanica is now in psychiatric hospital again after telling the mobile crisis worker, if she was returned home, she would "run away and run out in front of traffic to get hit and die, because if she can't talk to the 21 year-old, there's no point in living anymore". Oh, and it's all Fastone's fault... she "made me cut because I can't talk to my friend"... funny, I don't recall seeing Fastone holding her at gunpoint and forcing her to cut! 10 - So... Satanica goes back to country club psychiatric hospital, where she can snow the entire staff with her "Poor, little abused Shirley Temple" facade and further demonize Fastone and I as the worst parents on the planet, pretending to "understand her maladaptive behavior and want to change" when, in reality, she'll simply learn some new tricks to run on us while having a free vacation at the expense of someone who legitimately could have used the opening to get real help. Now then... We are in agreement that it's in the best interest of all in this house that Satanica not be allowed to return home after she is discharged. This is her sixth psychiatric hospital stay in one year, and her behavior has done nothing but get worse each time she gets out. We really need to have an advocate who understands and can guide us in what placement options there are available. As far as CMH in this county goes, we're butting heads with a large rock. According to them, there is no funding for Residential Treatment Center (RTC), so what else is there? Where do we go, what do we do? We're losing our minds trying to figure it out. It would be really nice to chat with someone on here who is in MI who has been down this path before. Gotta run... Fastone put her back out Sunday and is just now going to the doctor.