Taking Care of Myself

Taking Care of Myself

Caring for a loved one with a mental health diagnosis is more than a full-time job. It’s a 24/7 proposition. And, while not every hour of every day is spent providing direct care, there’s a lot of watching, observing, looking for subtle clues that my wife’s manic...
Welcoming Change

Welcoming Change

Unexpected change can be difficult for the human psyche to fully embrace at first. It overwhelms our emotional and cognitive freedom, so to be able to work with it, we have to understand its inevitability and the silent transformative power that lies within us....
Helping Children

Helping Children

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 parenting? Can the other parent handle the pressures of parenting on their own at the drop of hat? Does the...
Stepping up when it counts

Stepping up when it counts

 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 mental health diagnosis and just can’t bring themselves to tackle even the simplest task? Well someone...