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I offered someone help and after speaking with her I find that she is so mentally ill that I cannot. How can I tell her politely?

she has a psyc. and a therapist, lives with her parents at age 34, and is bipolar. I don't want to hurt her feelings, but I do not feel comfortable.

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bentheredunthat

Simply tell her the truth, that you thought you could help, at first, but now realize you're not really sure what to do. Offer to support her thru her recovery, hold her hand, but don't try to help "cure" her. It's complicated stuff & should be handled by a professional, only.

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Thank you. Honesty
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I agree with bentheredunthat.
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What kind of help did u offer her

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I'm in a 12 step program and offered my help in working on the steps. After a talk with her, I've never heard anything like it before. ie running for president, thinking her children would be better off not on this earth, etc thank you.
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Encourage her to speak to her doctor and get outside help.
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Tell her parents.

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I think that will depend on the kind of help you had offered. However, you should try to be as polite as possible maybe make up a story and tell her that something has come up and you have to leave.

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Give a ride to the State Hospital and help her check in .

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