On Keeping those Crazy Cards, Close to the Chest
With public (don't recommend to mutually scare with 'weird behavior)
With family (ditto)
With friends (have not much for you there, I could not bring myself to be blessed with many, but it is important to make 'friends if possible) I was a young chameleon type because felt could not always trust what my perceptions were - Not recommended...'borderline personality disorder'??? No. 'Don't label me.' Not no more.
With professional therapists (to avoid the dreaded forced hospitalizations, after that first one I managed to avoid them for the duration - with lots of support and love from a very supportive ex-in-law family)
With the psychiatric professionals I don't recommend telling them too too much - they will just push more pills on you - the really damaging kind...unless you get a really good doctor and they do exist out there I hear. Learn as much as you can about these drugs. There are other ways kids can learn to cope, too:
A New personal Mantra: Must ...try to take ...control ...of ...my...own... behavior@@@ 'get your act together', oh - *that's* what that meant...get along with good others. 'to the tune of 'hold the wheel & 'Drive' by Incubus
On the fear that your hallucinations can cause to average others...don't be scared, just be aware and try to act normal so as not to freak others or yourself out, while you do your daily mundane/important self/other care tasks. Observe quietly, let them pass. Do not react on the outside in public. It's ok. 'The Upset is Optional' (a Course in Miracles?)
Suggest Ongoing Detoxing...living as healthy life as possible...no0000000 flouride consumption........there is soo much more out there to learn...organic as much as possible.........
Suggest highly development of artistic appreciation/practice......
Suggest journal writing......
Suggest music appreciation......
Suggest literary......wish I had not insulated myself from that so much. lots of great reading out there. personally, was always trying to avoid emotion, not recommended, rather than work through it...but I had unconscious issues stemming from infancy/infanthood and a suspected rape while unconscious in that first forced 'mental hospitalisation
Etc. any more suggestions for these kids in your lives? best of luck to you all.
To the tune of lyrics 'you've got to trust your instincts...and let go of regret..."
by 311: 'All Mixed Up'