When your loved one is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there may be a couple of questions that run through your mind. The first question, “What is Bipolar?” and the second question, “What is my role when things start to unravel?” Furthermore, for many people who have been diagnosed with this specific disorder,
becoming fearful, confused, and having no concrete plan on how to manage the next episode can dominate one’s thoughts. These thoughts are not easily subsided as a result of difficulty processing information in a healthy fashion at those times. However, there are ways that can help reduce the stress, stigma, and fear while living with bipolar. There are also things that you, as their loved one, can do to become a part of their supportive network.