My Sons Behavior Is Breaking My Heart

Hi, I joined this group for support. My son is 25 years old. He has aspergers syndrome, which is a form of autism. Over the past two years he has been dealing with anger issues--punching walls. depression--thoughts of suiside, and cutting himself. He has had melt downs and anger outbursts. He cant work because it seems to set him off and he looses every job he gets. My son was born in 1986. He was a great baby, so sweet and cute and showed no signs of mental disorders until he was three. Back then aspergers was not a diagnoses. and we just assumed he was shy, it was also suggested that he had ocd. Through the years we dealt with other kids making fun of him, social skills lacking, sensory issues, but nothing major enough to seek help with until he turned 23. that is when all the above started . He has two theripists right now. and is also seeing a new phyciatrist to hopefully get on the right meds. Our problem is getting medical assistance. which we are working on now.

I am so stressed out and am getting daily migrains, visual problems. Of course I am trying to take care of my own health. But right now I feel guilty , depressed, and scared. I love my son more then anything and I am spending alot of time trying to help him. I just need support. Im tired. It breaks my heart that he wants to die and that he would harm himself
reenie41 reenie41
1 Response May 24, 2012

I have just read your story after joining this site today. The only thing that absolutely broke my heart more than your story is the fact that no one responded.. Everything in your story sounded like a perfect description of my partner. If you didn't say he was over 23 I would have believed you were his mother. (my partner is only 21) I don't know if you still use this site as i notice your story was posted a while ago but I would like to hear if things have improved? And what you did to help as right now all I know is my partner needs help and I don't know how to get it