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Category Archives: Friends & Family

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Say
Friends & Family

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Say

A close friend approaches you with a complicated problem that doesn’t have an easy solution. What do you do? If …Read the Rest

How to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others
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How to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others

How do you explain your, or a loved one’s, condition to others? Here are a few sentences to help you …Read the Rest

How to Tell Your Friends You Have Bipolar Disorder
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How to Tell Your Friends You Have Bipolar Disorder

Note: This article was written by a teen for teens, but the advice can also apply to anyone who is …Read the Rest

How Friends and Family of Bipolars Can Help Themselves
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How Friends and Family of Bipolars Can Help Themselves

Bipolar Disorder is an illness that affects the entire family – mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, husbands …Read the Rest

A Partner and Family Guide to Dealing with OCD
Friends & Family

A Partner and Family Guide to Dealing with OCD

DO’s DO: Be Supportive. Talk about the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Listen to the loved one. Try to be understanding during …Read the Rest

Helping a Loved One After a Diagnosis of Mental Illness
Friends & Family

Helping a Loved One After a Diagnosis of Mental Illness

How To Help If a friend told you he had diabetes, how would you react? If you’re like most people, …Read the Rest

10 Signs Your Loved One is Depressed
Friends & Family

10 Signs Your Loved One is Depressed

Withdrawn: They avoid spending time with friends and/or loved ones, claiming they are too busy, too tired, too sick or …Read the Rest

10 Deadly Mistakes Loved Ones of Bipolars Make
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10 Deadly Mistakes Loved Ones of Bipolars Make

This is just a summary list. Keep reading for more details on each mistake. Individual supporters usually don’t make each one …Read the Rest

17 Things You Should Know if Your Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder
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17 Things You Should Know if Your Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder

1.  No one is to blame for the illness or its episodes. There are very few, if any, medical conditions …Read the Rest

Teen Bipolar Disorder
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Teen Bipolar Disorder

The United States may in fact be the richest country in terms of technology, and natural resources, but the majority …Read the Rest

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