Family and Friends

If your child, spouse, sibling, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, parent, or friend is bipolar, you suffer almost as much as they do. Here are some things to help you understand.

Provide this kind of Support

Why the language makes things worse. Also, why not to try to cheer us up.
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What We Experience

This is a really good description on what happens when we become depressed. It can give you some insight why we behave the way we do.Once the depression episode finishes, the work begins. It takes a good while to settle back into day to day life.

Holidays and Family Gatherings

Our Diagnosis and Drugs

What Should We Tell Other People

Other Stuff