My son is currently at SASH (state mental hospital). He has detoxed and is being seen by a neurologist and physical therapist. They will add Occupational Therapist (OT) if needed. His mood is flat ( to be expected), and his resistance to his environment is that it looks and feels like a jail. He has seen both the psychiatric and the therapist when he was in his early teens, and they are both aware of his issues and all of the events of the past few years. This is the biggest advantage of our University Mental Health System. I visited this morning and he was very subdued and emotionless with very little to say. He did sign for me to be informed of treatment and to be included in the decision making process. The psychiatric and therapist are looking at moving him to a treatment cottage with 4 other residents and a " house" parent. As he progresses he will be allowed off campus for job training and outings. They are not pushing medications. They are utilizing a treatment model that has shown promise in Finland that focuses on quiet simple living with lots of fresh air and not dwelling on the "mental" issues which for some individuals just amps up the problems. They feel he might be an ideal candidate. I can see the point. If I focus on my negative events my negative feelings are reinforced and feel insurmountable. I feel neutral which is good. No great lashings of hope to be dashed and no deep despair.