I am afraid I am becoming a regular: Yesterday the psychologist called and said after his meeting with my difficult child, he might recommend hospitalization. I think he is over reacting but I said I'd watch him closely. I think in light of VA, everybody is on edge. My husband was also very frustrated that we have met 5 times and have had zero counsel on how to handle this situation. They just talk-he's like "where is the council?" what did you tell him to encourage him?" . He said "I just made him promise me he wouldn't do anything until he saw him again!?!" That doesn't seem like much advice! I guess they discussed VA my son said he'd been that angry at his classmates to do that before and that he'd thought about suicide. He had NO plan to do so. I guess that's how counseling works, I don't know. My son likes going and says he feels like he understands him. Today we asked his best friend to church and afterwards they went bike riding. THEY VANDALIZED a building again!! He entered an old building that he and this friend had vandalized before but it was being torn down anyway. (Vandalized meaning tearing down a ceiling fan while filming for a prank website) Today 3 months later, he went into the 2nd part of the building and was throwing rocks. You would think in light of all he's been through, spurred on by the fallout from previous vandalism that I think the consequences of really sparked his depression. He is risking being able to be around his best friend, which for a depressed boy is pretty serious. Police caught them and took them to juvenille jail for a few hours! (I am going to check but I am beginning to get a sneaking suspicion my husband encouraged it but that's totally my opinion, he's asleep) The boy's parents were upset with the police, thinking a trip to jail was extreme. They likened it to It's a Wonderful Life- the throwing rocks at an abandoned bldg. So I guess maybe they will remain friends. My psychologist told me to watch his mood because this will be the 3rd week of starting Zoloft. I'll be honest, I am afraid to tell him. Can he have him involuntarily hospitalized? We are really becoming unravelled parents. We keep thinking "this is going to pass and get back to normal". Then something new happens. We didn't punish him. My husband didn't say 2 words, he is completely at a loss and I told him there was nothing he could do to make us stop loving him but he needs consequences. I feel like maybe the scare was enough. Anyone have any suggestions?