Hi Keke! Glad you are here. I think you will find a nice community of people who are all in the same boat. I remember when I was diagnosed, I was terrified. But with some good therapy and meds, I am doing very well living with the illness. I have some bad days, sure. But through diet, exercise, therapy and medicine, I can manage. I learned a lot from a couple of books I recommend. One is The Bipolar Workbook. That would be more for your son than you. Another is Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder. My husband finds that a very valuable resource. And finally, check out The Bipolar Survival Guide. All are really good books to have around.
Keep posting and take care of yourself. If you need to vent or something and you don't want to post, feel free to PM me. I'm always here. Peace and hugs, peach
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