Try hard to find another perspective to look at your situation from. Determine the good about you and what you have to offer another person. What are your good qualities? There will definitely be another person out there that will appreciate you just as you are. Just wait for this person to show up.
Those in the creative arts, and certainly many others apart, must surely know a hint of what it’s like to have depression and crazy (without offending those with the disorder). Given a particular hour they are high on endorphins with an influx of ideas and kudos; stimulus comes without limit. At those times they hardly keep up but they take in what’s coming to the best of their present abilities. Then comes the inevitable dip – the hour or day following; ideas stop or settle into the less inspirational category and feedback dries up.
Keep them in regular sleeping schedules. Try to keep their sleep routine consistent and simple. Have them prepare for bed at the same time each evening and begin relaxing activities like reading, prior to falling asleep.
Back to Dr Phil, I think I could give a fresh prospective. Maybe we can help people struggling with Bipolar Disorder and their families understand how to deal with our kind. I think this mental illness is hardest on the closest loved ones. My sister got bipolar disorder too! There is something in the missing in our parents mixture as we have a chemical imbalance in our brains. I think Dr Phil can bring it down to the basics. The nuts and bolts to laymens terms. Maybe i’ll get lucky, he will see this article that would cause him to do a serious show about Bipolar disorder. I’d go on television to take a free trip to Hollywood, California. Although, I would be extremely nervous. If it helps one person then it is worth it.
Perhaps like a drug our levels of satisfaction begin to ride on a higher plane and we get used to this new level of ‘intoxication’. When this level is adjusted again lower, then it is we really feel it.
Why do we put our mothers and fathers in the position of having to try to defend themselves after they are too old to do so? Are we so careless that we do not take the time to check out the home in which they will be living? Regardless of the sense it may make when it comes to the money received by the homes for caring for the mentally ill, our elderly have the right to live in a safe environment free of fear.
This is going to be a life style change for you and your loved ones. First and foremost stop drinking and taking illegal drugs if you do. This will only cause negative consequences and can make this disorder worse. Surround yourself with upbeat, positive people. They will help you and will not lead you into bad things.