In its interactions with an individual who suffers from mental disorder(s), the Assembly and its representatives should strive to be:
Kind without being either indulgent or patronizing
Observant without either condoning or judging, unless the Assembly is considering a matter that requires a judgment
Detached without being indifferent or lacking in empathy
Assertive about maintaining appropriate boundaries without being aggressive or intrusive
Alert for and prepared to confront domineering, intrusive, manipulative, or avoidant behaviors.
Prepared to contact private or public support services, if it appears that the individual might harm him/herself or others.
Encouraging and supportive of behavior that is in keeping with the teachings of the Faith.