From the blog, “This Ain’t Livin’,” the author, s.e. smith, raises an important issue: How should we treat people who display outward signs of mental illness?  According to the author, the right response is straightforward:

Acknowledge it. Admit that it is happening and you see it. Let the person know that you are there and willing to help.

To read more, including the author’s discussion of how people responded to her own mental illness, click here.