Family and caregivers

Caring for a family member or friend who is dealing with mental health issues can be overwhelming. This is your place to meet others who know what it's like, and share support and information.


My husband has bipolar II and complex PTSD, its very hard :(

  • By mehappy · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Is there anyone else here who is married to someone with either bipolar II or/and complex PTSD? My husband has both and life/marriage is extremely hard and testing. I love my husband (most of the time ...

Motivational Poem

  • By Nattalie · Posted April 28, 2013
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  • The Victor by: C. W. Longenecker If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you like to win but think you can't, It's almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll ...

going out of my mind

  • By dolphinnut66 · New reply March 11, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • i have a 46 yr.old f. living w/me for almost 2yrs. she was dig. w/mild mr,but i believe there are more issues. for past couple months has been getting meds.increased but her dr. talks for about 5 min.out ...

3 1/2yr old got her tonsels and adnoids taken out and earirrigated

  • By mommy0609 · Posted March 10, 2013
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  • She is fussy and not trying to was done the 7th any tricks on getting her to eat and feel better...she had sleep apnea now she. Sleep through the night and no snoring ...

Bus trip to Albany -January 29th

  • By glcline1956 · Posted January 3, 2013
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  • This is for people who reside in the Hudson Valley. They are having a bus trip to Albany to meet with your elected officials. The pick up place in Middletown,N.Y. is 66 Bennette St. you need to be there ...

The voices again

  • By BamaDad · New reply March 23, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive with suicidal tendencies, severe depression, as well as bipolar disease. I thought that manic depression and bi-polar was the same thing. My question is, is ...

Can any tell me about Phenobarbital!!!

vrolijk (Inactive)
  • By vrolijk (Inactive) · New reply September 20, 2011
  • 6 replies
  • Why a psychiatrist would put a bipolar person on Phenobarbital???? Who has no seizures and has a hard time with meds anyway. I cannot figure it out, maybe I wrote the post to long, but I cannot believe ...

phenobarbital,Brand names are Solfoton, Luminal

vrolijk (Inactive)
  • By vrolijk (Inactive) · New reply September 17, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • My husband is in a state institution. Normally he gets a bipolar attack and gets better within three weeks. His last one before this one was 8 years ago. This attack has been super long because of all ...


  • By lilyinthestorm · New reply July 29, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • My husband was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety in March 2010. I believe he was depressed long before then. That is just when it came to a head. I'm not sure if I will find what I am looking ...

My daughter is having another bipolar episode (long)

  • By mama4evR · New reply April 5, 2011
  • 6 replies
  • My 36 year old daughter moved in with my brother in another state about 10 days ago. She is now 8-10 hours away from me. We (the family) thought that maybe others in the family, particularly my brother ...

child living with manic parent : advice please!!

  • By Kender8479 · New reply February 25, 2011
  • 6 replies
  • My husband recently found out that his childs mother is currently being hospitalized for for an ongoing depression/mental issue and is receiving electroshock treatments (which from what i googled is a ...

Help dealing with 21 year old son with bipolar/borderline disorder

  • By milliel · New reply September 24, 2010
  • 17 replies
  • My husband and I are stuggling to deal with our son who lives with us and spends most of his time in his room. He does see a therapist weekly but does not work. He's recovering from surgery back in February ...

Bring Change 2 Mind

  • By MHANational_Jessica · New reply June 4, 2010
  • 1 reply
  • See what actress Glenn Close and her family are doing to fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Have you had a chance to visit What are the ways you have helped ...

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