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Question Can a counsellor say that? - March 16th 2011, 09:35 PM

I went to a counsellor yesterday for my little sister, she basiclly told me my sister is just wanting attention and that I shouldn't give it to her and just ignore her random bursting into tears or fear of people, that its all an act, but she has been diagnosed for awhile and I have been to several doctors before this counsellor and throughout the examinations have all said the same thing? She has severe mental illness's, her brain is developed at the age of a young child due to traumatic experiences. Can a counsellor say that and could she be right?
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Re: Can a counsellor say that? - March 16th 2011, 10:39 PM

I think when they say ignore, they probably mean when she is acting out for attention. I don't think they are telling you to just isolate yourself from her completely. I read your other post, and I know your situation. I understand exactly how confused you feel. You don't know why these doctors are telling you not to pay attention to your sister. Counselors sometimes say things we misunderstand. Regardless, you should love and support your sister. Through good and bad times.

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