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How do you help someone realize they have a mental problem?

Anonymous
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How do you convince them without being insulting that they need mental help?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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corticosteroid
by on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:04 AM

What’s the mental problem you think this person has?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:09 AM
We need more details before we can give advice.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:09 AM

You say, 'gee, i knew someone who had that issue so they talked to so and so to help them fix it'

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:10 AM
Suggest therapy.

With my ex, I tell him exactly what I think he has... bipolar, personality disorder, narcissistic, schizo-effecto.. he knows he's bipolar, paranoid schizophrenic.... but he's also said he won't take the meds the docs would give him.... So instead, he'll continue to self medicate... with heroin. And I'll continue to keep ds away from him.
carterscutie85
by Queen Bee on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Many people have to come to that conclusion themselves before they'll seek help.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:13 AM
We have to follow our instincts - you can tell if something is wrong and the person may need some help. I wouldn't be shy to suggest it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:14 AM
We attempted an intervention. It didn't go well, and he became increasingly hostile after.

We had an appointment in place for him, and his parents flew in to be part of it

He's still convinced he's fine. But he's not. We worry everyday if he's safe or not.
LovlyRita
by Meter Maid on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:15 AM

You really can’t. Mental illness runs in my family and they all say they are fine.  My aunt will tell me crazy stories and insist it is not the schizophrenia the entire time.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:17 AM

you take away their guns

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Feb. 25, 2018 at 11:18 AM
You can't. They have to get help when they're ready.
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