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.
What I am hoping for is that we harness Social Media as a power for good, that we use it to change and improve lives, to bring people together and share our truth, rather than a façade to hide our truth.
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.
It’s very hard to watch someone you love to slip away from you. This is what it feels like when you are watching their illness take hold. The trouble is that you may also be the one who is on the receiving end of their emotional output.