Hi all...I've also got a call into his therapist, but just wondering WWYD or rather, what should I have done? difficult child is no longer in his "happy place" (crud) and got mad at me on Sat night because I was being mean (as usual) and wouldn't let him put his swimming trunks on and go swimming at 7:30pm. He's throwing all the usual comments at me, I'm not responding so then he throws out "I'm going to kill myself" I was inside, he was outside and his little sister heard this. If he was trying to get a reaction out of me, he did. I gently guided him to the car as he was SCREAMING his head off. I'm telling him we need to get him some help and now he's out of his mind. Unfortunately, I am alone with 3 kids so I need to either bring the other 2 to the hospital or call my mom. After a few phone calls to various people I elected to NOT take him in. I don't know that he was serious, although now he knows how to get a reaction if I'm not reacting to any of his other threats. We talked about what that means and he waffled on if he truly understood what it meant. I think he does. I asked his 5 y.o sister if she knew and she could tell me. Should I have brought him in even if A) I don't think he was serious or B) I don't think he would know how or C) he may or may not even understand what that means?