I've had a chance to calm down - ie: get away from M for a day, and to know that he is safe and warm. Looking at it, the school year has come down this way: 1st Semester - End of term, he's begging for dad to help him with his finals homework, dad gets him books, I buy him food and get him a phone we can reach him at. 2nd Semester - End of term, he's 22 assignments behind, has been arguing with a professor all term about whether the professor is using the correct server to receive assignments. Dad talks him down, gets him to work with the school to get the professor to allow his late assignments. He goes on to get into huge fights with his roommate. 3rd Semester - Huge fights with roommate keeps him from doing work. He doesn't tell us this, but the roommate drama is 24/7 stupid. At the end of semester, he is flunking two classes because he hasn't turned in homework at all, and has lost his financial aid. This immediately precipitates the suicide attempt. It's hard to not feel as though this is just the next step for him working the system to getting financial aid and not having to get a job. If it results in him getting therapy and medications, great. But right now, I feel more manipulated and angry than concerned that this is how badly he really feels about life. Not to say that he doesn't play it up as tragic to himself, and that he does not feel bad. I'm sure he does. But I think he's looking for a loophole instead of a way.