It's hard whenyou have to make that choice. I had my son admitted into the children's mental health ward when he was almost 6 years old. It was only for 2 weeks but I felt so horrible and like such a failure doing it. IN the end it was the best thing for him and he got the help he needed that I had been unable to give him at that point. I hope you find the same results with your son and that you and he can heal and feel better about this choice.