Some relationships with a person living with bipolar disorder are a bit more demanding, precarious in a way. I am imagining a parent or other family member. Someone who is romantically intimate also fits the bill. This person can literally be our last stop on the Earth. Like I always say, you’re healthcare is your responsibility. I will give you a little leeway if you are a minor, but even then, long story short, it is your choice whether you want to live with the rest of us.
Here are 5 tips our loved ones can use to help us stay safe:
- It is important to know rescue numbers. In your home country it is easy time remembering, but what if you are traveling. Take the numbers and stuff them in your wallet. Like a lot of these tips, the may seem unncessary – until it is.
- Medication. This is a must. Keep on the fraidge list on in your bedroom or, if you think it may go ‘missing,’ in a safe place. Ask your partner or family member to give you the exact name and dosages for each medicine. Update this frequently because often time dosages change. This will be especially important if a recue crew gets to you before your doctor.
- Among all this information should be you psychiatric doctor. He will be most familiar with your case and if you are admitted to a psychiatric facility. You will want your normal doctor on your side so that he monitor your progress. Also your therapist’s information should be known. He or she would defitinetly want to get in touch with you to follow-up.
- This may upset the person living with bipolar, but you need the phone number of their work superior. Why? Because if you end up getting help, You can call and update them about an but the absence.
- Love them. Love them the same after the episode as you do before. Visit them in whatever psychiatric place they land. Yes, love them fiercely.