My son is 23 years old, he has mental illness and addiction issues. He has been in and out of jail and homeless on and off again for the last few years. I know I cannot help him, I finally learned that last year when he had his sort of stepfather arrested for assault, there was no assault, only an argument that was well justified. It was like a game to him an I'll get you type of stunt. It nearly cost me everything. Lucky for me the man is very kind, and did not blame me for my son's behavior. I cut him off from me at that point, he didn't ask me for anything, but he would send me a message on facebook once in a while to let me know he was okay. He ended up in the street after that, and seemed to have pulled himself up, he got a job, found a roommate and I thought he was finally getting himself together. About two months ago, I had a heart attack, my son came to see me in the hospital. He told me he had been accepted into the Job Corps program and I was actually proud of him. He messaged me almost everyday, told me how he was doing, talked about his new friends and his new roommate at school, even went into detail about what he was learning. For the first time in years, I thought he was going to be okay. Two weeks ago, he stopped sending messages. At first I thought maybe his phone was broken or something, I finally called the Job Corps center, they had never heard of him. He lied about all of it. I tracked down his roommate, who was as surprised as I was, he had given them the same story, he had given his employer the same story. I got a hold of one of his old friends and they told me they had seen him a week ago, at the library in a town about 20 miles away. He had been living in the park for the last month, now he has vanished. It is a small town, a homeless kid is easy to spot. I spoke to the police there, they knew about him, but they said they thought he must have moved on because they haven't seen him for a week or so. I am very worried, and confused by his behavior. I think he has had some sort of psychotic break. I can't understand why he would make up all of that, walk away from his home, his job. I don't know what to do now.