Do I get out of the way so he can hit bottom?
As a mom, I was torn between giving David what he needed for today and hoping that he would get to a point where he could consistently provide for himself. I wondered if his illness had taken over too much because there were many days when all I could see was the illness in the forefront and my son trying to break through that illness. I wanted to help, but didn't know if he was ready for that help or even thought he needed help.
I even questioned if he was he beyond help? I knew several people who had a mental health diagnosis that were living and even thriving in spite of their disorder. I admired them and looked to them for insight. However, just like cancer, there are stages and forms that are more or less severe. For various reasons David's diagnosis was one of those that the odds were stacked against him.
Will this almost overdose be his wake up call? Nope
We grieve for all that they have already lost and will lose.
That is when our faith can really be tested and fervent prayer for discernment is really needed.