Up, down, all around

so, i’ve had this blog for a while now, and haven’t used it. at all. i always have all these blog ideas bopping around in my head, and my plan is to eventually get something out there.

instead of a beginning post, of sorts, i’d like to throw out a rather interesting subject: mental illness. specifically bipolar disorder.

unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there with bipolar disorder. i haven’t been, but some people very close to me have. probably more than i know, and it’s ok. it’s personal stuff.

here’s my question, to you, dear reader, even though you don’t know me at all yet.

how do you handle an unmedicated bipolar friend, family member or even lover? i feel like no matter what i do, i’m wrong, and while i know it’s not me, i’m going crazy. any ideas out there?

some self medicate. some don’t medicate. some overmedicate. some medicate appropriately.but i’m not really interested in people’s ideas of  medications. what i’m interested is in how you do it, and is there a point you say “ENOUGH! it doesn’t mean i don’t love you, but it does mean i can’t do this any more.”

thoughts and ideas welcome…