He got expelled from the residential treatment center he was in, after assaulting another youth there. We had to go pick him up last Wednesday night. He was making comments that he wished he were dead, or he wished he would fall off the face of the earth, so we took him to our counselor on Thursday. He wouldn't talk much with the counselor, but did admit that he'd made the statements to me. He also told the counselor that on a suicide risk scale of 1 to 10, with "1" being not at all and "10" being he'd already tried it, that he was probably at a "7". The counselor made some phone calls and got him admitted to the hospital yet that night. We weren't sure how long he would be there, but it looks like he will stay there until they can get him admitted to a longer-term treatment facility now. He's still extremely depressed, and they're watching him very closely. They started him on the antidepressant Effexor on Saturday. He won't talk to them much about any issues, but they said they can tell that he has a lot of anger inside and he has the potential to "explode", which is why they want him somewhere that he can be monitored 24 hours a day for now. He won't be able to come home for Christmas. He won't be able to come home at all now for awhile. He will probably be made a ward of the State at some point, due to the assault charges and the violation of probation associated with that. We know he is safe, and he is where he needs to be, but it is very difficult to go through all of this. Please keep him in your prayers, that God will put the right people in his path to steer him in a more positive direction in his life!