Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Helping a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder


If someone close to you has bipolar disorder, your love and support can make a difference in treatment and recovery. You can help by learning about the illness, offering hope and encouragement, keeping track of symptoms, and being a partner in treatment. But caring for a person with bipolar disorder will take a toll if you neglect your own needs, so it’s important to find a balance between supporting your loved one and taking care of yourself.


For me…the hardest part is to explain or show to people around me, those who care anyway…that things i might do or say when i “shift” to hypomanic or borderline level, are not anyhow related to them…and not anyhow related to my immorality… .and untrustworthiness… That I’m not a liar…addict…or promiscuous…by any choice and neither I want to be labeled as such…
So hard to understand even within myself.
Lately I gave upon trying to explain at all.

People are just not educated or they are even worse miseducated.