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How do you deal with a mentally unstable friend or relative who doesn't recognize their state?


If this person doesn't recognize their delusions and behaviors are potentially going to cause them to harm themselves what can you do? They aren't bad enough to be committed involuntarily, but they are in a bad enough state that they desperately need help before they end up homeless or hurt.

 

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    I tried making a suggestion that they should seek some professional guidance and it did not go over well. My opinions on the matter are no longer welcome, but others are aware and hopefully something will change. Thanks :)

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    I completely sympathize with you and this situation. I'm sorry he is going through it and it stinks to feel helpless watching from afar. Good luck to you all.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    Yes I agree. It's a situation where you feel bad no matter what you do. I definitely will not directly say or do anything again to agitate them.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    It is sad indeed. Due to their unpredictable nature our home is off limits now and I have to just accept that some people are unwilling or unable to be helped.