Good question. Being a man with Bipolar Disorder, I remember a time during High School where I was overwhelmed with advice. Everyone expected me to take their advice because they knew it worked for them. They specifically advised me about sleeping, not staying angry, and getting along with others. Hopefully by seeking advice from a stranger in this manner the advice will not be imposed, but rather a solution to a common problem will be stated in detail, and they will have some to choose from.
The truth was I couldn't sleep because I lacked Serotonin. A very small dose put me out like a rock. Exercising myself to exhaustion, standing on my head, closing my eyes and laying down did not work, and I became very drowsy and did not like to wake up.
As far as staying angry, my mind was fixed on issues of little importance. Calling people up and letting them know how I felt while being cordial and polite actually helped. Good advice from the Proverbs. The being fixed on these issues was alleviated by Lithium, though. It was not healthy to concentrate on the little injustices in life or to expect absolute justice from people with limited perspectives. When I could accept that it helped.
Getting along with others: what if the few others that you are friends with are not sympathetic and hard for anyone to get along with, and you were in a condition were you required extra sympathy? Sometimes it takes an official diagnosis or hospitalization to get the sympathy and forgiveness you need.
There are three things that I didn't like about the bad advice:
1) The advisor did not listen to the full problem.
2) The advisor did not research for a solution.
3) The advisor did not seek a solution from people that had a difficult and serious case like mine.
4) The advisors did not collaborate, but just blurted out their opinions.
5) The advisor sometimes expected you to take their advice and refused discussion, or disagreement.
6) The advisor did not realize how important a good solution was to me.
It is impossible to keep people with BPD from getting advice, but we can give recognition to the people that give the best advice and present some cases and solutions. Just like stackoverflow has some ground rules, this group needs some also.
Listen, research, collaborate, and encourage without insisting or minimizing the problem.
With a cause like this we need to make it work.