Explaining Bipolar Disorder to your children.

I don’t usually do off the cuff posts, but I felt that I had to share something with you today.

So, I’m part of a support group on Facebook for people who suspect they have, or have been diagnosed with Bipolar.

One of the members of the group today asked a really important question.

How do I explain to my children that I have Bipolar?

Ashamedly, I had never actually thought about it before. I always thought that my son was too young to comprehend the complexities of Bipolar. I always worried that the subject was too heavy for him. I didn’t want to put that on him, ya know?

But the reality is, he’s living this with me and our kids are a lot more aware than we realise. I’m not stupid, I know he’s bound to have picked up on things. It’s something I’ve struggled to come to terms with over the years. It’s racked me with guilt.

That’s why I feel I need to share this resource. Because, it’s a great starting point to explain to children exactly why things are the way they are. I found it really useful and I hope other people can too.

So here it is. For anyone struggling with approaching the subject. Try watching this video:

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