25 min

Caring for My Bipolar Mother The Psych Central Podcast: Psychology Made Simple

    • Mental Health

When parents have severe mental illness, their children can fall into a caregiving role. What is this like from the child’s point of view? Today’s guest, Michelle E. Dickinson, shares her personal story of caring for a mom with bipolar disorder. She talks with Gabe about her childhood memories, the moment she finally felt safe to tell her friends about her mom’s illness, her own bout with depression, and how these experiences shaped who she is and led to her work as a mental health advocate.

When parents have severe mental illness, their children can fall into a caregiving role. What is this like from the child’s point of view? Today’s guest, Michelle E. Dickinson, shares her personal story of caring for a mom with bipolar disorder. She talks with Gabe about her childhood memories, the moment she finally felt safe to tell her friends about her mom’s illness, her own bout with depression, and how these experiences shaped who she is and led to her work as a mental health advocate.

25 min

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