chronic mental illness

Managing Your Mania

Managing Your Mania

WHAT IS BIPOLAR DISORDER? Bipolar disorder (Type I) is a mental illness characterized by having prolonged fluctuations between manic and major depressive episodes, whereas bipolar disorder (Type II) is characterized by fluctuations between hypomanic and major depressive episodes. People who have bipolar disorder experience intense emotional instability and find it…

Caring for Yourself When Caring for a Loved One with Schizophrenia

Caring for Yourself When Caring for a Loved One with Schizophrenia

Caring for a loved one with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder can be exhausting, frustrating, and overwhelming… but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few tips on how to support your loved one while taking care of yourself at the same time. OVERVIEW Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are thought…