Hello all who helped me over the summer. It was rough but it is not as explosive anymore. My son who attends a small Christian school had a rebellious turn and has decided to become a rapper. He has always been difficult but so funny and insightful. He is 16, ADHD and now has been diagnosed with major depression. We have him on Zoloft and Rispertol. The Rispertol (a small amt. at night really did the trick) but he is gaining too much weight. We are cutting it in half and discussing it in a week or so. Our situation now is that he has returned to school against his wishes but we had no other options on such short notice. He told us he doesn't like it there, doesn't fit in, has no friends, is lonely. (He was plenty popular before he began vandalizing the school last year and becoming delinquent and admiring counter culture music). Now he has gotten so self centered with his music he says "no one understands me". Well he's right there. He got the lead in a play and we thought that might really help. His attitude is getting very "why try" now which doesn't help with popularity. One boy in particular who was one of his best friends last year says he's a jerk and won't be around him. They are in the same circles and so it makes it very uncomfortable. My son's tried to reconcile but the boy won't have any of it. Others come and tell him personal things the boy is spreading about him. It's just so sad. My concern is should I take immediate action? Should I pull him out? He signed up for a trip to NY in the Spring that's already paid for by the school so I don't know about that. I just don't want to under react and regret it later. He really seems to be simmering below the surface. I read the headlines and wonder what the environments were like for these boys who did take action against their schools and some against themselves. I know my son and don't believe he would do either of those things but those moms may have thought they knew theirs too. Our public school is horrible, bottom of the barrel so that's not an option. We discussed moving but no one wants to leave our home. That may be our best option though. Anyone have any thoughts?