mental illness: how would you react?

October 19, 2006 7:04am CST
if you realized someone you like, are dating, or are friends with had a mental illness, how would you react?
2 responses
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Mental illness is not contagious, so what's to act about? A lady at my church asked me to take her to her doctor's appointment. I had to work this one out in my mind when I realized we were at a mental health clinic. I said nothing to her about it. As we became closer friends, she opened up to me and started to talk about it as you would about any other illness. I came home and did my research so I would not be totally ignorant about what she is going through. I also want to be able to help if she needs me. I guess the answer is react with love and understanding and respect her right to privacy.
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
well some people do not understand. and once you say you have something that's related to a dysfunction of the brain, they break out in hives. heheh. :D thanks for replying. :D
@mayshoe (606)
• India
30 Oct 06
i would still be with him or her....and espicially me as i always try to see first by how the other person sees the world.....