Prayers for young man---possible pyschotic break

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by everywoman, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    difficult child is doing so well I may have to change his name to formerGFG. He is engaged to his long time girl friend, is working at the same job he's had for 2 years, but is looking for something in an industrial setting, is paying his own bills, and is polite and respectful towards me. He is even more positive in tone and mannerisms....but this post is not about him.

    Years ago I posted about him stealing my jewelry. He had a friend pawn the jewelry because he was underage. He gave the friend a pack of cigarettes for doing the deal. I sent them both to jail :(. Last week this friend had what seems to be a psychotic break. He allegedly killed two of his pets, pointed a gun at his mother, destroyed her house, and then was found walking down the street by the cops wearing goggles, with a holster on his waist, and parts of a shot gun in his socks. He was taken to jail. As far as I know he has never been diagnosis with anything, but difficult child said that in recent months he has been different and he is concerned that he is schizophrenic as he has seen his behavior deteriorate. His father died 6 months ago and it affected him greatly. difficult child said he called his mom several weeks ago concerned about the change in his friend. He doesn't believe his behavior is drug related, although that could be a possibility given the young man's past. difficult child said as far as he knows the young man has been sober and clean for a while. Anyway, please pray that this young man gets the help he needs.
  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Oh my, sending prayers and positive thoughts. How tragic and sad.
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Very sad. I'm glad he didn't shoot his mom! Good grief!
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    So tragic. You can count on my supportive thoughts and prayers. DDD
  5. buddy

    buddy New Member

    OH gosh, I pray they see his illness and get him help. That poor mom. I am sure she is heartbroken.
  6. Renea

    Renea Member

    :( Praying for him and his family.
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh that is so tragic. He certainly doesnt belong in our prison systems that is for sure. He wont get help there. Im sad for him and his family.
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    OMG so very very sad. Does indeed sound like a psychotic break and probable schizophrenia. Twenties are when it seems to really rear it's ugly head (symptoms are there all along just are mostly subtle) and the death of his father was likely the trigger. Poor kid.

    Prayers and good thoughts going up for him and his mom.
  9. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers to that young man and his family. I'm so sorry for his pain, non difficult child adults have trouble dealing with pain like this. It's so much worse for difficult child's to handle, it always makes me sad when difficult child's are struggling with mental anguish.