It all started 2 days ago...he called me at work about 1030 AM. He was in his car. His speech was slurred. He was kind of incoherent. Said he was having abdominal pain. Able to tell me street and landmarks, so I was able to tell EMS where he was. Brought to ER. I left work and went to be with him. He was disheveled, clothing dirty, large ink stains on khakis, nails long and dirty (he told me he was supposedly doing an errand for his employer, his uncle, on his way downtown). Speech still slurred in ER. Worked up for abdominal pain; CT showed colitis; antibiotics and vicodin for pain. Drug/alcohol screening: none detected! (hard to believe given his history and the evidence) Phone records show he had been up for the past two nights. Condo littered with beer bottles, overturned lamps, a mess. (Know for a fact that he had had two parties Monday and Tuesday.) Given also that he blew his check, psychiatric doctor thinks a hypomanic episode. difficult child did not want to stay. Told him that I was not taking him home or to the condo. difficult child wanted to sign himself out. I told him he could hitchhike and good luck because it was freezing out. I took his clothes, shoes, keys, wallet. Talked to him today. Still wants to go home. They have him on a boatload of medications...Besides the Lamictal and the Tranzadone which he was already on they added Lithium300 mg 2 x a day, Zoloft, and Protonix for his acid reflux. He has always maintained that the SSRI'S that he was put on in high school gave him "brain damage". He is talking about refusing the medications. Spoke to social worker. She said lets get some medications into him and then decide on a discharge plan. And besides all this happening, I got to work that morning, found my coworkers all in tears. Apparrently our clinical coordinator's son had shot himself to death the day before. So any advice, especially from those who have had a family member who has been noncompliant with medications, therapy, etc.?