My son is 14 and has had problems with anxiety pretty much his whole life. He's been in and out of counseling and was on medication for a while. He's finishing up the 8th grade and the idea of going to high school has really pushed him over the edge. He won't get out of bed at least 1-2 times a week, quit his basketball team, doesn't want to do anything. He is in counseling and he has an appointment with a psychiatrist in a week, but I am so concerned about his anxiety, anger and depression. Any little thing that goes wrong, like losing a round in a video game, set of his anger. He throws things and slams doors. He hasn't harmed himself yet, but I fear it is around the corner. He wakes me up 2-3 times a night crying or just wants me to come hang out with him. I feel like he might need to be hospitalized so we can get on top of this. When I type it out, it doesn't seem so bad, but every day, every minute is a struggle. Has anyone else had to hospitalize their teen? What was the final straw? Thanks.
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