My 9-yr-old has been increasingly violent and upset lately. In the past month she's talked at least 5 different times about wishing she were dead, wishing my husband was dead. I walked in the door just after bed time this evening to see her holding a metal folding chair over her head and threatening to hit him with it, while he was staring her down. She threatened me with a chair shortly after that. She stomped around, mad, and shut herself in her room. Now she's calm again, but telling me there is no place in the whole house that she wants to sleep. She's been doing a little of this for days, sleeping on couches, etc. But tonight she claims even the couches, etc. won't do, she can't sleep, etc. She was sent home from school Thursday for hitting the art teacher with a thrown lump of clay, then throwing rolls of duct tape at her classmates. I'm in way over my head with this child, and have no idea what to do with her. She gets so very angry, then fine again, then angry again, over and over. Her psychiatrist is of little or no help; I'm working on switching her to a new one, but the one recommended to us has yet to set an actual appointment, though I've talked to her secretary twice on the phone in the past week. Has anybody dealt with a kid like this? Where did it go from here? I mean, she's only nine, what is 13 going to be like? Her therapist says that even though she doesn't think she's serious about the suicide comments, we are probably going to have to call her on it and take her in to the hospital if it keeps up. Has anyone dealt with that? What do they do with a kid this young? So, so overwhelmed here.