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An_246623 posted:

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I really feel bad recently my son was put in a mental hospital, due his desturbing behavior, my godmother decieded to put him away for our safety. He call me today very upset asking me to have him release. It getting to me physically. Please did I do the right thing?
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melly2210 responded:
If he was exhibiting disturbing behavior, then he is in the best and safest place for him. When you go into these places, it can be a very scary experience, especially if you think you don't need the help.

The doctors there will find out the root of the problem and refer him for follow up care and if necessary medicate him. This is the very best thing you or anyone else can do for him. You must resist the urge to sign him out. But, you should find out when visitation can occur and make sure you go and reassure him that you are being supportive but he needs to stay until he gets help.

You did the right thing, and it has been my experience that people who had family and friends supporting their recovery do much better than those without.

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
ibex7 responded:
Dear AN,
Unless you are a psychology specialist whose professional skills categorize you as an expert, I think you have done the correct thing and here is why.

When the Aurora, CO police contacted James Holmes mother, and described the theater incident, she said "he wouldn't surprise me." How sad. The people who know him best didn't interviene to prevent a terrible tragedy.

Good on your Godmom and best wishes to you.
vicky200 replied to ibex7's response:
Thank for you help I feel much better. Now I know it best for him it could have been a bad situration, God here my pray.
vicky200 replied to melly2210's response:
Thank you very much this will help me make up my mind, and do the right thing for him.

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tmcgrath112 responded:
Jusr remember its for the best and he is safe in there, my parents went through the same with me. Also remember its not your fault, It's not your fault.
vicky200 replied to tmcgrath112's response:
WOW ! Really you went through the same thing. How did you overcome this odeal just wanted to know. Thank you

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