if the person does not want to see a doctor or use any medication
Zuti, if the person doesn't want to get help, then there really isn't anything you or anyone else can do about the situation. However, if this person is clearly presenting a danger to himself and/or others, then you can ask law enforcement to intervene. If the law does get involved, then the person can be placed on an emergency detention and taken to a psychiatric facility or the nearest emergency room and be assessed for possible admission to a psychiatric hospital. Emergency detention do not count as an arrest and are usually only good for 48 or 72 hours, at which time the person would have to agree to stay at the facility voluntarily until he/she is discharged by a doctor or have an order of protective custody filed on him/her by the doctor thus keeping him/her hospitalized longer. I know it sounds bad, but sometimes people have to get involved in these situations and get help for the person if he/she is at risk for suicide or homicide.
I hope you can convince your friend to seek help, but if not then you know now that there are ways to help him/her if he/she is at risk. I wish you well and God bless.
from my experience of people who have this illness, probably the state of this persons condition is not going to get better without help/medication. As said before you cannot force the person to seek help if they dont want it. My advice would be to keep a close eye on this person, the symptoms can be severe and cause extreme behaviour, may in the end need to be sectioned for his or her own personal safety, this is not a pleasant thing to do but may be necessary, Wish you well, and the person you are concerned for,
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