Anyway, setting aside my own mental health revelations, it makes. So much more sense how no one was able to help or stop c!Wilbur when it fully sinks in that he had delusions that he was a villain in a story. Like, not blaming anyone for not knowing how to work with someone that has delusions, but folks just inadvertently made a lot of missteps.
Info about interacting with folks with delusions under the cut
Do not reason, argue, or challenge the delusion. Attempting to disprove the delusion is not helpful and will create mistrust.
Assure the person that they are safe and no harm will come.
Do not leave the person alone – use openness and honesty at all times.
Encourage the person to verbalize feelings of anxiety, fear, and insecurity – offer concern and protection to prevent injury to themselves or others.
Convey acceptance of the need for the false belief.
Focus on building a trusting relationship with the person, rather than the need to control their symptoms – remain calm.
Empathize with the person and try to understand the purpose behind the delusion.
Paraphrase what the person is saying or trying to say to clarify any confusion about the delusion they are describing.
Without agreeing or arguing, question the logic or reasoning behind the delusion.
If the person is very intent upon telling you the delusion, just quietly listen until there is no need to discuss it any further.
Remember that it is helpful to give the person reassurance during the delusion that they, as a person, are okay.
Pay attention to the emotions of the person.
Discuss the way you see the delusion.
Express that you are concerned about the person.
Offer to pursue therapy together but be strategic.
Ask the person why they believe as they do and be open-minded.
Avoid getting frustrated and expressing that to the person
Again, not blaming the characters. They shouldn’t be expected to know how to handle this kind of situation. But it’s almost tragically comical how they kept missing the mark. How often they’d just try to argue against the delusion, taking the immediate offensive when Wilbur mentioned his thoughts. How they never tried to get him to clarify what he meant when he confused them, how they didn’t try to understand the purpose and emotions behind the delusion. How the closest they got to talking Wilbur down was when Tubbo questioned Wilbur’s logic.
Now, this isn’t excusing the fucked up things Wilbur did while experiencing delusions. It just. Really hits home that no one knew what the fuck to do and if Wilbur had professional help or even just the help of someone who knew what they were doing, things might not have turned out this way. It was a real tragedy.
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Her new suit is definitely an upgrade! Falcon, Loki, and Hawkeye’s new costumes look just as great and mirror the comics. So far the suits for phase 4 have been very comic accurate! *takes a bite of cake, then looks at your stuffies* Will you introduce me to them?
Me: Marvel has really stepped up their game with their hero costumes, Huh? *chuckles, but blushes at the stuffies on my desk* Oh, them?! *giggles* I swear, most of them are my sons! They’ve been so obsessed with My Little Pony lately, but they’ve been......branching out in terms of plushies
I got this for them at one of those arcade claw machines. It was a nice family outing day and David practically begged me to waste—I MEAN—try my best with all the arcade points I had to wing this (it’s true 😓) He named him “Spots”
This one is my favorite tho! Believe it or not, I got this one on my first try when I played another claw machine. That was a lucky day. I named her “Kisses” 😊
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