After getting help from his aunt to get his mother into the mental hospital, her schizophrenia was to much for a teenage boy to handle. Even one like Spencer Reid. With the fact half the time she doesn’t even recognize him, it’s hard for him to stay near her to come visit her every day. Usually it just ends up in him screaming at her as she just stares blankly out the window, not even noticing her pleading son. So when he moves in with his aunt Ethel, continuing his work for his second PHD it’s not surprising that he finds himself in trouble now and then. But his still the socially awkward teenager he’s always been.