I ask myself “Why do I feel nervous or even scared when I visit my mum, I’m 50 years old!” Trouble is I don’t know what we will get one day to the next with Bi-Polar. Will she be having a manic episode or will she be in a deep depression? It’s unsettling.
Twenty years ago, my Mother attempted suicide not once but twice, she was suffering from chronic depression. This is an honest and very individual account of my experience dealing with my Mother’s mental illness.
I would have really benefitted from having someone to talk to. I didn’t share the challenges with my parents or friends. They knew of my wife’s challenges but I didn’t share how it was truly impacting me and my self-esteem.