How are you? I am going to make this really
short today because I want this message
to be clear.
If you have a loved one who has bipolar
disorder and he/she gets violent
and beyond your control, and the police
must be called, you should tell
the police right away the person has
bipolar disorder. Ask if the person
listening to you knows what bipolar
If not say something like:
“Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness
that can cause a person to change his/her
moods from mania or a high to depression
or a low. When my loved one is not feeling
well, he/she can do and say things that
they normally would not. I just need you
to help me get him/her to the hospital
or treatment. I don’t you to shoot
and kill my loved one.”
Ask the police to send people who have
experience dealing with someone with a
Make sure when the police arrive you
are there and remind them the person
has bipolar disorder.
Keep telling them not to shoot and kill
so they think first instead of just shooting.
Sadly, someone on my list didn’t follow
these instructions and her loved one with
bipolar disorder was shot.
If you get my courses/systems at:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
You notice that a number of people in
the interviews who have bipolar disorder
have been arrested. Many have said they
have no memory of what they said or did
to the police. The supporters of the people
in my interviews with my courses/systems
tell me that sometimes these loved ones
were totally out of control and without
their intervention would have been probably
shot by police.
NOTE-It’s not the police who are the problem,
it’s the person who is not stable who has
bipolar disorder who is the problem. People
get mad at the police for shooting at people
with bipolar disorder but I must say, if
you put yourself in the position of a police
person with let’s say a family and someone
runs at you with a knife screaming and yelling,
you might wind up shooting if you were a police
THE KEY TO THIS IS TO GET PEOPLE WITH BIPOLAR
DISORDER WITH THE RIGHT TREATMENT
With the right treatment plan, you never will
have to be dealing with the police (probably
I guess I should never say never).
Hey I have to run.
See you tomorrow when I send the news.
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that I have sent in the past and lots of great
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