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...
Caregivers must arm themselves with knowledge

Caregivers must arm themselves with knowledge

One of the biggest challenges in dealing with a family member who has a mental healthdiagnosis is that no one has all the answers. No one. Unlike a broken leg, which can be fixed by following a well-known process of setting the leg andgiving the bone time to heal, a...
Red Flags in a Therapist

Red Flags in a Therapist

It has always been my belief that the world would be a better place if everyone got therapy, somewhat regularly, including therapists. Whether your goal is to resolve past trauma, change behavior, get rid of certain thoughts, cope with emotion or with a mental...
1: “I Can’t Put Myself In Her Place”

1: “I Can’t Put Myself In Her Place”

In 1988, my wife, Becky, was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Since 1994, when we got married, I’ve been her primary caregiver. Like many with Bipolar Disorder, she leads an ordinary life. She works. She’s given birth to, and helped raise, two children. She’s buried...