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Support a Loved One with Bipolar – Gina
April 7, 2017

Many family members I speak with struggle with the question of how to best support a loved one with bipolar. As a…

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Support for Depression – How to Get More
March 23, 2017

Many of the people I see feel that it’s very hard to get support for their depression. They may find it…

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Sustained Attention and Denial
March 5, 2017

What to do when a loved one is refusing necessary medical care? Is an “intervention” the answer, or can sustained, loving, attention accomplish the same goals?

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Dealing with Denial
October 29, 2016

Someone you love is no longer the same. They may be moody, angry at times, irrational, paranoid or they may act…

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Children of Bipolar Parents
May 11, 2016

A series of presentations at the 2015 meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry point to the importance of…

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Childhood Bipolar: Mother Knows Best
January 25, 2016

A recent blog post in Bipolar News (one of our favorite resources for up-to-date information on bipolar research) argues that mother’s evaluations…

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Children at Risk for Bipolar
December 1, 2015

Greater Mental Health Risks For Children Of Bipolar Parents From the American Journal of Psychiatry: David Axelson and colleagues find that,…

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Treating Mother’s Depression Helps Kids
May 15, 2015

Sometimes the very best way that mothers can help their children is by helping themselves. Fascinating study just published in the…

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Kathy Leichter and Here One Day
February 23, 2015

We had the absolute pleasure of talking with director Kathy Leichter about her experience of making her movie, Here One Day….

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Bipolar Suicide Film – Here One Day
October 31, 2014

I just attended the screening of a remarkable documentary at the Institute for Psychiatric Services meeting in San Francisco. The film…

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Suicide in Young Adults
October 4, 2014

Suicide in young adults and adolescents is one of the most troubling issues facing any of us dealing with depression. This…

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Friends and Family Don’t Understand – Bipolar Communication Problems
July 23, 2014

Sometimes those without the challenges of bipolar neurochemistry simply “don’t get it” – how moods can shift abruptly and dramatically, and often without…

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The Problem of Denial: How to Help Loved Ones with Substance Use and Other Destructive Habits
July 18, 2014

“What can we do to help our daughter, who is a young adult, living at home, and who is not compliant…

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Maternal Warmth Protects Against the Negative Effects of Maternal Depression
January 18, 2014

I recently spent time with a friend who is a mother-to-be and struggles with depression. She was worried about how her…

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Protected: Making Sense of Mental Illness in a Family Member
November 1, 2013

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Having Kids
June 9, 2012

Having kids is always challenging, a source of joy but also a source of anxiety. And having depression can add to…

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