It is an amazing fact that our difficult child 1 has been warning us about easy child for well over a year. We trusted that she was making good decisions and assumed he was jealous because she isn't ADHD! The psychiatric hospital felt that her abandonment issues were not that significant, so she went inpatient. She was very hyper, speaking non-stop. I started to wonder about hypomania. It was a painful walk from the ward to our car. The unit reminded us of an orphanage. She stayed there seven days, witnessing things she never saw in her pre-hospital life, kept on saying "I don't belong here". This was always countered with "well, yes, you do honey, just look at the gash on your arm". The other girls scared her, one was hallucinating, one was a 16 heroin addict with a 2 y.o. son. There was a lot of wailing and screaming, chair throwing, etc...It was a wild week with 22 admissions. When we went to pick her up, she was fighting off an anxiety attack because two of the girls had just beaten each other up during group session. Now she is in the hospital's day program and will be released Tues. PM. I have been assigned to check her body for any new cuts. She hates being looked at. Most of her scars are on her upper thighs. The shrink said easy child needs to build up trust again, but easy child admitted last night that she went through my purse to find her cell phone. I informed her that I would have lost a hand if I had opened my mother's purse! I found two slutty (red with black frills) thongs, one was hidden under her mattress, "oh, gee, how did that get there? I've been looking for that for a while!". Well, honey, I guess it slithered across the floor while you were asleep and took refuge there.... Now I suspect that she was sexting, UGH! The shrink said we may never find out what sent her over the edge. I've been googling "cutting teens" for days because she had a bunch of signs with large printed words "hello, my name is XXX, I've been struggling with suicidal thoughts and cutting for over 6 months. This is my story". I never realized that she was so deceitful. She claims she made the signs for a future video "to help teens who were thinking of cutting". How helpful of her! Which one of the board moms says "I know you're lying because I see your lips moving"? That's how I will be treating her until we have had a lot of family therapy under our belt. Thank you for being here, you are all my family.