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Could you talk to me about bipolar?

(3 Posts)
bzoo Fri 04-Oct-13 18:56:40

A family member has been sectioned numerous times. Refuses to believe they are ill. Has delusions. Conspiracy theories. They ran away went missing. It's so much to handle. I'm exhausted.

How do I help?

Crawling Fri 04-Oct-13 22:48:49

I don't think you can help unless they want to be helped? Is the family member medicated? Do you know what type of bipolar this family member has? The best way to help imo is offer a completely un judgemental ear. Never try to argue with a manic person or a psychotic person. Don't argue that delusions aren't real or that hallucinations aren't just say I believe you can see them. Do you have any specific questions?

Does this family member have dc?

Crawling Fri 04-Oct-13 22:58:48

I'd also recommend you 're post this in mental health you will probably get more replies.

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