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If someone you know gets anxious and very angry if they call

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If someone you know gets anxious and very angry if they call and you send them to voicemail is this a sign of being controlling, or is the "unanswerer" abusive?
At the time of the incident a text message was sent explaining what was going on, however the individual did not believe the circumstance. They proceeded to call several times, and get increasingly angry.
Since this has already been explained as a trigger for this person, they accused the "unanswerer" of being abusive since they were causing them "pain".
What is the best course of action if an individual repeatedly threatens suicide? This usually happens when under financial stress. Suicide plans are not clarified, however the statement is made approximately once a month (usually several times on one day surrounding a new incident.)
This individual is also prone to incidents of high level rage that are uncontrolled. They have tendencies to yell, occasionally break things, and act in an uncontrolled manner. This usually occurs when they feel that there thoughts are not easily understood by another individual. This person says there prone to anxiety, however in flight or fight response to triggers there default is fight.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi and sorry for the delay

No, the unanswerer is not being abusive since that person did respond by texting.

The other person definitely has an anger management problem but they are likely also bipolar and somewhat paranoid.

The best course of action is to try to convince them they need psychiatric evaluation and therapy

Let me know if you need more information please