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A 31-year-old member asked:

i think there might be something mentally wrong with my sister, she needs help?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Consult with someone: If you speak to any professional from any of the various specialties (psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, etc.) he or she can explain the services available and make a recommendation for you. If you see a licensed mental health professional you will have the assurance that the individual has passed rigorous exams and is at least minimally qualified to provide services for you.

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