Recently I was listening to Joel on the Lived Experience Podcast and he was sharing what it was like to grow up with a mum with bipolar disorder.
In this interview on the Lived Experience podcast I chat to Joel about my “past life” experience of being a partner/carer of someone with bipolar disorder.
It triggered a lot of memories for me of a “past life” relationship in London starting when I was 26 years old, and I reached out to Joel to share with his audience the perspective of being a partner to someone with this mental health condition.
I share what it’s like to go through the initial stages with a partner of mania, psychosis, depression, intervention, locked psych wards and the aftermath.
I also share how to look after yourself during this time as well as some tools to recover from trauma.
Catcha on the flip side,