Bipolar Disorder is truly a journey – and not just for those of us with the diagnosis. The impact of this illness can be far reaching to include our friends, spouse, family, coworkers, and more.
I’ve had many people ask me to make a video talking about “how to approach someone who denies that there’s a problem.” This is actually a challenging topic without a simple answer. Everyone’s situation and challenges are different. I have some valuable advice I’m going to share, but it’s important to be realistic with expectations when it comes to someone struggling with mental illness. Progress can be slow. It takes time for people to become self-aware of their symptoms, develop new habits, seek treatment, and mend broken relationships (where possible).
Even if our symptoms are obvious to those around us, “part of the illness includes not being able to see them ourselves.” This is where the gentle observations of those close to us can be of huge benefit – IF the Bipolar individual is open to hearing them.
Hopefully after watching this video, you will have some new tools, ideas, and information about Bipolar Disorder to help you on your journey. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments, and if you have any questions, I always do my best to help.
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