"Acknowledge the likelihood that they have not found the right kind of help yet. Work persistently to provide or find that help for them. Support them. Believe in their ability to survive. It is important that you hold onto hope for them."
"Any decisions I make are influenced by this altered pattern of thinking. That is why I wish mental health and other professionals would stop telling patients 'It’s your decision' in a way that implies the patient is thinking rationally and clearly, and is fully well."