I'm not sure if I can post on here or not. I am from Ontario, Canada & here, when a teen hits 16 they have so much more control over their own lives than they should. In some respect they are considered adults. To make a long story short, we had to ask our 16 yr old to leave the house. She is angry, violent, steals anything she can, used drugs, doesn't attend school & so on & so on. How did things get this far? Well, she has been diagnosed with PTSD ( recent disclosure of sexual assault by Grade 3 teacher), she has anxieties, depression, one psychiatrist said Bipolar & borderline personality disorder. She was self harming, has attempted suicide several times. We have tried to help her & support her in any way possible. It has come to the point that it isn't safe for her younger brother for her to be here. Unless I was willing to surrender her to CAS before 16, she cannot be forced into treatment. She has to be willing to attend. The saddest part of all is that she has burned all her bridges & is now living in the local Youth Shelter. If she ruins this chance, she will literally be on the streets. My husband has given up on her, says he's done. I am broken. On stress leave from my job. I am so afraid to let her go. I don't know what else to do. I am so afraid for her & what could happen to her!! Help!!