Episode 39 – Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder by Dyane Harwood pt 2

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3 Replies to “Episode 39 – Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder by Dyane Harwood pt 2”

  1. Hello My name is Chris Greer and my girlfriend is bi-polar is there any advice you can give me? I know for what I have read that its important to just let her know she can talk to me. She really is not comfortable I think doing so yet. Please give me some advice if you can I love her so much I just don’t know what do for her to help. Thank you

    1. Hi Chris, Thanks for the comment it is wonderful that you are wanting to support your girlfriend with her bi-polar disorder. My top advice would be to firstly take care of yourself, whivh often sounds really contridictory but you need to be well. Rethink and Mind have ome great resources. Secondly just be there for her and listen to her when she discusses her mental health. Also try and be as open as possible, there is no point in hiding things from each other it just makes the situation worse. I shall also speak to The Secret Psychiatrist to see if she has any additional advice.

  2. Christ, hi there–I just came across these comments and I couldn’t agree with the Mental Health Book Club’s comments more. The Secret Psychiatrist is also a wonderful resource – she (like the MHBC podcast hosts) genuinely wants to help.

    You’re a great person to care about your girlfriend. For her to have someone loving like you in her life is key. I think starting out by letting her know she can come to you to discuss anything she’s feeling (and yes, anything–even scary thoughts) is essential and will reassure her. Good luck and take care!!!

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