Hi My name is Chelle. I new to the board. I was looking online for support groups in my state, and didn't find any. My son is 17 and has been diagnosed with ODD, ADHD and most probably has Bipolar. We know he has a mood condition. I hope you all don't mind me laying out there because it has been a long time coming. I am a single mom. My support system as of now is a counselor mandated by the courts, a parole officer and me. My son started showing signs of something not being quite right probably around 2. I thought maybe as a new mom and being young that perhaps it was normal or something he would grow out of. He bit other children, was aggressive and they had trouble controlling him. At school age I couldn't get him to do his school work for the life of me. I would sit there with him for like 3 hrs and nothing. I didn't make it any better because I got really frustrated after a while. Now I can't get him to even go to school let alone do his homework. He went to a event in another state at age 9 or 10 with a friend and some others his age. While he as there he got upset at someone telling him what to do and covered himself from head to to in mud. Let me just say he was no longer encouraged to attend things after that by the group. Around 13 I found porn and little girls underwear in a bag. At 14 he and some buddies made a molitoff cocktail and proceeded to smash it under a bridge creating smoke.. the bridge was located next to the fire and police department. He has become violent and agressive against me. I have called the police several times. I have admitted him into 3 different treatment places... the last one was 6 months. He is depressed and most probably using drugs. He now has a thyroid problem and cant take medications until they figure out what is going on with it. And tomorrow I have to take him to see his parole officer and I think she will put him in jail for truancy and parole violations. The good times seem to be getting fewer and farther between. I should have sought out support sooner but thought it would get better, not worse. I guess that is it.