My son is 22 years old and is being treated for PTSD. I am struggling to find ways to help him. He was self harming and suicidal about a year and a half ago. Since then he has undergone various therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Hypnotherapy; Medicinal Marijuana. He sees a Psychiatrist and is on several medications. He seems to be doing better but is going from one obsession to the other. Since stopping the marijuana use,(it was making him cathartic) he has started vaping but is spending an extraordinary amount of money on it. He has been gambling and was in debt over $2500. He has a girlfriend, and that too has become an obsession. He has become a father figure and feels compelled to take care of her. She lives an unhealthy lifestyle. Smokes marijuana daily, and takes medication for depression and anxiety. They are very isolated and spend most of their time just the two of them.
He is going away to University in the states and trying to get his girlfriend to go there too. He has been a smart kid 4.0 in Physics and Education. Now he is a B average. (Not complaining but not normal for him). He keeps going from one harmful behavior to another. With the gambling, it has put a huge financial strain on me. I don't know what to do. I am sad and I have an unsettling feeling that things aren't right. Mother's Intuition? I am terrified that he will continue these behaviors, feel guilty about it and again become suicidal. What can I do to help him?