I am a single mom - 46. I have a 16 yr old daughter. She has been diagnosed by 6 different psychiatrists as BiPolar (BP) as well as ODD (Opposition Defiant Disorder). She has been hospitilized 3 times, Detention center twice,on Probation once, and many other schools and special classes. Tuesday we were driving home from taking her to the doctor (she only had a cold) but she thought it was much more serious. She started telling me how sick she was and I was disagreeing so she was getting very angry - kicked my dash several times very hard with her feet, came as clase to me as she could and yelled at the top of her lungs, said the F word over and over and started beating on me. I pushed her off of me - remember I am trying to drive while all of this is going on, I also turned the car around and told her we were heading to the police. When we reached a intersection she got out and called her friends to come get her. I went ahead to the police station & tryed to file a runaway report but he said that I should try to find her. I went looking and called back and he said she had been there and he sent her to CPS because of the things she was telling him and she had her friends back up the story???? So because I dont have friends to witness this then the police will automatically believe the bratty teen??? And we wonder why our sociaty is in the shape it is? She also went to her friends house who parant does not know me, except what my daughter has told her. I have called CPS several times and they tell me they do not have a reason to investigate and do not have a case open...is this something they tell people to put them off guard or is it true? PLEASE help me and tell me what I should do. I am on disability for a blood disorder and I am a p/t nanny. I love my job! I also keep kids at church on sunday. None of them know about my daughter and I don't want anything to cause me to loose my jobs. I am so very tired and worn out. When she pulls these stunts I get very upset, and it shows, then she tells everyone that I am crazy. I think the police believe her because I do get upset, but only with just cause. I want the family that she runs away to out of the picture. Is there something legally I can do? That doesn't cost much. Also If I can't go to the police to get help then who or where??? I can't afford to move just because I have a mentally ill child. FIVE YEARS and no F/T answers yet. She went to Waco Center for Youth for four months, the best four months of both of our lives, but she graduated out of the system. Please send any advise or if there are any parants in the same situation. THANK YOU!!