I wanted to send out a response to emails I have gotten about my new resource:
“How to Get Your Loved One With Bipolar Disorder To The Doctor,
Psychiatrist, or Hospital When They Don’t Want to Go”
People are basically saying, “Dave, my loved one says that I am the problem and they are fine.”
I actually always get this response from this resource.
I wanted to address this because it’s a huge problem for many people.
Many times when people with bipolar disorder become unstable and go into an episode, they don’t know
they are not well. The ultimately start doing and saying things that are “crazy” so to speak.
Then many times, they will say that YOU are the problem.
Because they say it with such conviction, you can start to question if you are the problem and maybe you created the problem with your loved one.
If you find yourself feeling like this, don’t feel bad or like you are out of your mind. It’s a common bipolar supporter feeling.
You have to have your own conviction to know that your loved one needs help and needs it right away.
Realize that their bipolar disorder is like a “thing” so to speak. It’s going to work hard to try to PREVENT you from getting the person into treatment.
Now as I write this, I can hear some people saying, “What is he talking about a thing? Bipolar isn’t a person
Actually I like to think of it as “something” or the enemy.
It’s not your loved one, it’s the bipolar the creates the problems. And when your loved one is unstable, screaming and yelling and blaming you for everything, it’s the bipolar that’s doing this.
You must stand up to it and work hard to get your loved one into treatment.
Don’t wait because let me tell you, the situation just gets worse. I am serious. Some think I am an alarmist. I am when it comes to bipolar disorder because the unstable person not in their right mind can do so many bad things that many times can’t be reversed.
If you need help getting your loved one into treatment, take a look at this resource:
I have to run now.