We are in shock and disbelief - difficult child who took overdose Tuesday night and went into a private psychiatric hospital Thursday night has been dismissed because of an ear abscess. Yes, you read that right. She had been uncooperative since getting to the p-hospital and refusing to go to group sessions. She called us making up lies to try and get us to check her out. She campaigned to "move back home" which is not a sound idea. WELL. Last night she complained to them of an outer ear redness and soreness. So she was taken to the same E.R. that attended to her Tuesday night during the suicide attempt. The p-hospital has dismissed her and she is in a room on IV antibiotics at the regular hospital. So! She's free! Being over 18, she does not have to go back! We are sickened. husband drove 5 hours to help her and get her settled in the p-hospital. She was there for barely 24 hours. Yes, there is an infection and yes, it needs treatment, but we thought they'd send her back over to the p-hospital, but no! If you want to spring yourself from a p-hospital, then have a bodily ailment and out you go. I feel that we, her boyfriend (who feared for his life Tuesday), and all of her relatives should unite and refuse to allow her back to stay with any of us until she gets the help she needs. boyfriend has her car right now (which is technically still OUR car - title under our name still) and I think that he should not go pick her up when she's released from the regular hospital unless she agrees to get help. We need for her to, for the 2nd time in 36 hours, sign a voluntary admission, but I foresee an ugly situation looming. HELP. Anyone have any advice on how we can manipulate HER for a change and for her own safety?