Helping with mental disorder

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Re: Helping with mental disorder

Postby Blue Moon » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:11 pm

Tosh wrote:I reckon that's Bill being polite. I read that as 'You shouldn't really...". :lol:

Perhaps. Although that didn't stop him telling others precisely what to think or do elsewhere in the book, at least before the committee had him tone it down a bit.
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Re: Helping with mental disorder

Postby PaigeB » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:55 am

I have dealt with at least one seriously mentally ill person. I sponsored her as long as I "felt" I was able to help. Then came the day when I Knew in my inner-most self that she was so gravely mentally ill that she did not have the CAPACITY be honest with herself. It was not her fault. Her brain & her body would not allow her to grasp this program.

Sad but true.

The Big Book tells us to move onto someone we CAN help.
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