Every day I feel worse and worse for some drifting acquaintances. Their mental health has really deteriorated since Covid and they've taken to occupying their time by making wildly false accusations about a number of shared acquaintances that couldn't be further from reality. It's gotten them in quite a lot of trouble but they don't seem able to stop. I've tried to be there for them many times, to my sometimes own demise, but it only aggravated their condition. Every time since I've reached out or seen them, I couldn't make sense of what they were saying and they had a crazed look in their eyes. Now sadly I've decided staying away is the best and safest decision since I'm not sure when they will react with actual violence. From what I've read their fabricated projections coupled with their lack of remorse will take a turn for the worse. Knowing that their condition is shared amongst their close group gives them the confidence and enables them to not seek proper help. I know it's for the best to stay away but I hope daily that they find the help they need. It's out there. It's giving me a heavy feeling of guilt, but for my own mental health, I can't keep being swept up in their delusions and worried all the time.