What does it take to get this kid some help?
He ran away tonight. FINALLY found out where he was. At some kid's house I have NEVER heard of, who I have never had interaction with, etc. So I didn't know what to do, called the police and asked if I should go over there to get him (not knowing the parents or able to find a working phone number) or if I needed an escort. They said they would have an officer call back. Dispatch called said a cop would be waiting on us. Get there, MISCOMMUNICATION on the dispatcher's side and I got CHEWED OUT! They said I should just go over there and get him and not waste his time! That was the reason I called! I didn't call 911 I called nonemergency!
So I pick him up and get him home. Dad starts trying to talk to him, explains that you can't do that, blah blah blah and he throws himself on the floor screaming. Literally THROWS himself. Bloodied his head up pretty good. Get him calmed down, cleaned up, I send dad out of the room to calm down and I sit down at the kitchen table (he's sitting on the floor) and try to talk to him. What did I say to trigger it? Oh yeah I told him selfpity was the most useless emotion and he said no love was. I asked him why love was and he said "where did it ever get me". So I asked him to explain that and he bloodied his head up again. Has scratches on his neck/shoulder from where I was trying to keep his head from hitting the floor. While he screamed for me to kill him.
That's it. 911. Cops come, but because he didn't say HE was going to kill himself only that he wanted ME to do it, they couldn't commit him forcibly. EMS show up. Cops hoped he needed stitches to get him INTO the hospital so they would keep him. Nope, don't need stitches. Finally says he will go to the hospital, no one has beds and they all told me that if he wasn't suicidal then they wouldn't take him anyways and since both cop and ems were here and didn't transport him they wouldn't take him because he wasn't suicidal.
WTF does it take to get this kid some help?????
I'm to the point of a 72 hour vacation