QUESTION: How do (or should) Christian Scientists respond to situations when a mentally ill person is involved? Sometimes the person, who may not be a Christian Scientist, is either unaware or in complete denial about a mental condition, such as a bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, or other conditions that cause people to act erratically, sometimes endangering themselves and others, or to do things such as steal, lose their temper, or display other disruptive behavior. I know Christian Science teaches us to behold "the perfect man.
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