Taking Care of Myself

Taking Care of Myself

This is Part 6, the final article in a series of personal articles detailing what it is like to be a caretaker for Bipolar disorder, titled “Outside Looking In” Read Part 1 here Caring for a loved one with a mental health diagnosis is more than a full-time...
Navigating the Healthcare System

Navigating the Healthcare System

As a caregiver for a loved one with a mental health diagnosis, few roles are as important as helping figure out the morass of the healthcare system that tries to care for mental health patients. For the person in the throes of a mental health episode, there’s no way...
Helping Children

Helping Children

This is Part 4 of a series titled “Outside Looking In” Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 Every couple dealing with a mental health diagnosis has to wrestle with the question of children. Can the parent with the mental health diagnosis contribute to...
Stepping up when it counts

Stepping up when it counts

This is part 3 of a series titled “Outside Looking In” Read part 1 here Read part 2 here Every family has its routines. Someone washes the dishes. Someone takes out the trash. Someone cooks. You get the idea. But what happens when a family member has a...