My son's turbulent up and down past 2 weeks culminated in a scary situation. I grounded him for taking out the car until 1am without permission. I knew he would not take it well. He completely flipped out, grabbed a knife and threatened to kill himself. I called 911 which I have wanted to do many times before but was scared it would escalate him. This time, I did it and the 10 or so minutes I was on the phone with the dispatch had to be the longest of my life. He ran outside with the knife but ran back in dropped it and said he didn't want to kill himself but I was pushing him over the edge. He got more and more upset each time I answered a question from the dispatcher. He was franticallly running through the house, falling down here and there crying , grabbing his chest saying he couldn't breathe. I could see he was having a full blown panic attack but anytime I got close it got worse. Finally the police came and he had calmed himself down with 3 beers that he grabbed from the fridge. They were very helpful calm (although they showed up with 6 cars, fire truck and ambulance) and took him by ambulance to the ER. We sat there in triage for 9 1/2 hours consulting with mental health, getting blood work, xrays (because he punched a door during this),etc. After much deliberating and many tears it was decided for him to go into partial hospitalization and try once again to find a medication that can treat his mood and anxiety. I don't want to get overly optimistic but this was such a low for him that he finally seems willing to listen and try medication. He is well aware that he is very close to week overnight treatment in pysch. So the next 2 weeks he will be in treatment during the day. I think I am numb and in shock that this all happened.