YS is in a psychiatric hospital once again. His school social worker referred him for an evaluation after he once again made suicidal statements to her. He was admitted to the hospital afterwards ostensibly so his medications can be adjusted. His behavior has become increasingly manic and it is thought that he is either having an adverse reaction to his antidepressant, or he is truly bipolar. In our state mentally ill children have the right to deny HIPPA rights to their parents beginning at age 12. YS has taken this step with my wife. She can know only a few specific items such as the type of medications he is receiving. She is kept out of all other details about YS' treatment, prognosis and progress. Wife and I are moving on with our life together as a couple with the acceptance that her children, for the moment, don't want to be part of it. We have made some very major decisions together that I'm happy about; she is too, yet YS' condition is a dark cloud over it all as it will likely always be. Having a mentally ill child is the pain that never stops aching. You guys all get it and you help keep me sane in the midst of the insanity his illness creates. We have heard no word from DS and we don't expect that to change. We understand he continues to work his menial job. He was supposed to graduate from high school (online or otherwise) in May. That will not be happening as he is not done with his coursework. Updates as I have them. Thank you all for being here.