Needing trauma treatment

My son has severe trauma and mental health diagnosis. He was recently at Vanderbilt Hospital needing more advanced care. He was on suicide watch in the regular childrens hospital because no psychiatric hospital or residential treatment program in the state of Tennessee or outside TN under Tncare would accept him due to his aggresive behavior, he responds violently to untreated trauma.  Our society has criminalized him, getting him getting 7 charges in the last 3 weeks, all relating to violence. He has threatened to kill himself,  he has threatened to kill others and my fear is that he will attempt this and succeed. I worked  with Vanderbilt Hospital, mobile crisis, Tncare, and kid link, programs that assist in finding an appropriate placement.  After all options were exhausted, he was sent home.  Since then, I have done my best to set up an "in home residential program" including 3 therapy appointments a week, home bound school, medication management, weekly blood work, neurofeedback, and help with reactive attachment disorder. I missed work for a month and have surrendered my position at my job for a work at home position to be able to care for him.  There are private pay options and options out of state that could be a potential placement for him but I do not have the money to be able to do private pay. I am asking for prayers and I am asking for a donation to help assist with broadening the options and current needs. Mental health is treatable, if its available. Again, thank you to anyone who can help. God bless
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Patricia Ethridge 
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Nashville, TN
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