Jan- that is a thought that crossed my mind: that he may feel safe being locked up. I know I have been told by case managers from a few mental health hospitals that the patients feel safe while in the hospital because they are with people like themselves and there is a comrade among them. That and the fact that no one is judging them from the outside world. I do hope that is what is going on with him now as he has not called me to try to get him out, although there is no bail, or try to get him a lawyer, which I am pretty sure he knows I cannot afford one for him. I am thinking of calling the nurse practitioner who prescribes his meds and see if she knows anything. I think he will eventually end up in a hospital, I just hope it is not short term as this has proven to not work in the past. The short term hospital just pumps them full of meds at the highest doses, bring them down a little bit and release them 7-10 days later not knowing if the meds are working or not. He needs long term for med adjustments, life skills and management of his illness. He needs to be placed somewhere where people can watch him and make sure he is ok.