Major mood swings, violent temper, uncontrollable crying, etc.
You may know of someone or live with someone that has been
diagnosed with Depression or Bipolar Depression. If so, you know
that everyday is a struggle for them as well at yourself just to
survive. The person effected by a mental illness can struggle
daily just to get out of bed, take their meds, or leave the
house. Living with someone like that can be very frustrating.
You can feel as if your taking care of a child or living with
someone who is constantly ill.
Educate yourself about their
condition which should help you to understand what they are
going through. Read or talk to others who have someone with a
mental illness. There are support groups, books, brochures, etc
that can give information, tips, and warning signs for their
illness. Depression can make a person feel physically sick and
hopeless. They can feel as thought getting through the day or
even the morning or evening is impossible.
which I have been recently diagnosed with, is a little
different. One day I feel like the above: hopeless, tired,
frustrated, and mad. Then the next day or as long as a week
later I feel like I could move the house, clean every piece of
furniture, cook, and love my husband. It's always from one
extreme to the other; and there's no warning signs that your
world is getting ready to do a 180.
Remember to always let your friend know that you are there
for them as long as they are trying to help themselves. They are
in a battle with themselves and in a war with everyone else.
Help to be their peace maker.