Originally Posted by RedneckDyke
SHe figured it would be good for him to be in a place where there was more stuff to do. I don't know. It's good for him to have stuff to do yes, but when he gets pyschotic sympomatic sometimes it's better he'd in the boonies. There's only so far he can go if he runs off. Although i do worry during hunting season. But i worry about him in the city going somewhere and getting in trouble.
And I think you should listen to your instincts about this. You've seen what's happened over a long period of time....you know your son's case better than anyone else, right?
Bonnies may indeed be better or the State Hospital. That said- Tdogg is right: you need the imput of more than one 'professional'.
I am so glad to hear that your partner has been a help in all of this: it really is exhausting and traumatizing to deal with this kind of thing. I've seen this up close with my friend who's brother has your son's condition. The family members of anyone with mental illness suffer too. It's hard stuff: and my heart goes out to you.
(Sidebar: I know this illness can take strange forms.....for instance....my friend is in charge of his brother's care. He can't send him more than a certain amount of money or he will give it away. And I bet you know what I'm talking about here. Whether it is money or stimulation.......what I hear from you is that your son's environment needs to be carefully managed.....controlled if you will...even though that may look like a 'lack' of stimulation to someone else. THAT's why I asked if the caseworker was up on her game. She may be good in many areas, but as far as your son's condition? She may not be educated in that area. You may have to educate her.)