As a Rock you may have times when you want to talk about the challenges of caring for someone with Mental Health Illness and other times you just don’t.
We look at why it’s not always good to talk about our challenges.
When you are living with someone with Mental Illness the thought of entertaining family or friends can feel over whelming and very stressful, especially if they are due to stay.
We look at some tips to make a it just a little bit easier.
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.
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.