We took my son to the emergency room yesterday. Up until Monday he was away at college but he finally opened up and confessed to me that the reason he had been struggling in school and in life was due to the voice in his head that’s been tormenting him for the past few years. He is being admitted and they will start him on risperidone and possibly fluoxetine for his depression and anxiety.
We are starting on a new path and I’m terrified for him and not sure what to expect. I am also in shock as this is all happening so quickly and all of my hopes and expectations for his life have been turned on their side. I know that I need to remain optimistic and that there are great meds and treatments out there but I also know that this is going to be an arduous and bumpy road we are about to embark on.
It feels like he’s in the right place; they will keep him in the hospital for about a week and then help us find him outpatient programs to help him through this time. However I would love to hear any thoughts or things you’ve learned that might help us through this period of adjustment and on the road to follow.