I'm a mom to 2 boys and 1 stepdaughter. I've been in her life since she was 2, she's now 14. She has been living full time with us for 3 years, with no contact from her mom. Her mom is an addict and chooses to be out of the picture. She has always been "mean" to me, but it was okay when she was only here every other weekend. Through these past 3 years, I've taken her to 4 different therapist. 1 said she has borderline personality disorder, 1 said depression, 1 said ADHD and the other 1, she didn't see but 2 times. Last year she tried to burn our house down. She cried and said it was an accident. Even though she was 13 and knew better, my husband believed her. From this point on I never let her be here alone! This past school year is when her "problems" started to show at school and he could no longer turn a blind eye to it (he works on the road). Stealing and constant lying and when confronted all she does is cry. Anytime she wouldn't get her way she would threaten to kill herself. Finally, in May, she made an accusation against 1 of her male teachers. The police had to be called by the Principal, he had no choice. After reviewing the tapes and interviews, she admitted she had lied about it. At that point, she threaten to kill herself again, so my husband had her committed to a State Hospital. Her main Doctor diagnosed her with Manic Depression and has put her on Celexa. During the 4th of July weekend, she had an overnight pass. We went to our Towns festival. We only lasted an hour before she started drama and made a scene. Being fed up I grabbed our 7 year old son and left! I went to 1 more therapy session last week with her, even though I'm so over this. She was pissy the whole time! After she left the session, the Dr. told us to be prepared to pick her up in a 48 hour notice, as our insurance is no longer willing to pay for in treatment. My husband agrees that it isn't safe for her to come home, yet. We have 2 other children, work and she needs to be watched 24/7. What are people like us suppose to do?! We can't afford to send her to a girls home and don't qualify for Medicaid. How can an insurance person say she needs to be released when the Doctor says she doesn't? This is what's wrong with our society. Mental Health is just pushed to the side! I'm terrified she will hurt herself, someone else or burn our house down. It isn't much, but it's ours! Since she has been gone, it has been so peaceful here. Sorry, for such a long post. This is the 1st time sharing my story...with anyone! Thank you for reading and any advice is appreciated.