Strategies for a Father of a Child with Bipolar

It’s common practice these days to assume women and men are the same. Gender neutrality is a timely topic and in many areas of life, I do agree with the concept. In work, women and men should have and do need the same benefits.

But, when it comes to helping a mother or a father deal with the reality of a child who has bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia, I have experienced enormous and I do mean enormous gender differences when I work with my parent coaching clients.

(If you’re new to my work, I will give you some background. I have directly coached parents of children with bipolar, schizoaffective and schizophrenia for the past ten years. I am not a therapist, instead I [ Read More ]

Bipolar Support


I will continue to manage this illness to the best of my ability. I will learn more with each passing day about BiPolar Disorder. I will treat myself with kindness. I will always thank God for what I have.

I am who I am. The world can see the real me and accept me for who I am. I like myself now.

All people have challenges in life. Mine is mental health. I face and accept the challenge. I ask for help.

Living with bipolar teaches me compassion for others, but also compassion for myself. #noteTOself

What affirmation- I know, it’s a bit of cliche to use this word, but affirmations work!….. What affirmation can you create now to help you make it through today?

It’s hard to be nice to yourself [ Read More ]