Hi, I guess maybe I ask lots of silly questions here, now and then. But I'm finding myself in real need of some good sense talk. Not pity party, not I'm sorry - just maybe....I was where you were - my kid was going to prison and it affected me this way or that. I guess maybe I need to know that I'm not alone in not being able to sleep, eat, think- function. It's like every thought is about this - and I'm not dealing with it too well. I'm angry - I'm crying on and off. I know that none of this is my fault, but you can't help feel sorry for this kid because for the first time in his life - HE is trying. And now - if he pleads guilty to this - he has his second strike - if it goes to trial - and looses 2nd strike. I don't know what to tell him to do. For the first time in his life I have no answers. I'm clueless. I just know that if I feel this way - I can't imagine what he's going through. I need to be able to tell him why he should get up in the morning and go to school and keep trying to pay off his fines from the last BOGUS charges. Then yesterday his probation officer tells him that HE has nothing wrong with him - I show her the diagnosis, the psychiatric's name and she poo poo'd it all away by telling him that her Mom was a psychologist - and that she KNOWS what crazy is - and it's not him. That he is NORMAL. I told her 64 medications, 20 plus doctors, 6 hospital stays, 2 suicide attempts and a dozen or more group home and Residential Treatment Center (RTC) placements said otherwise - but she said - Well after this last one you're finding out that group homes are ONLY in it for the money arent you Mom. (my head exploded) I smiled and said "in Greenville? yes." Any advice?