Welcome to understanding the question of how does a bipolar person learn to handle losing someone they love. We all face loss and sometimes when someone has bipolar disorder it is even more difficult. This article explores a few ways to handle helping when someone with bipolar loses someone close to them.
One type of loss is having a friend or family member passing away. It is known that we will all have people in our lives who pass away. The fact that those with bipolar disorder will face these problems are a reality of life. The problem sometimes happens that those with bipolar are so sensitive that they take the loss to an even higher level.
The best suggestion is to make sure someone with bipolar has support when a major loss occurs. Our founder is a bipolar survivor and has been helping many others as a therapist and coach. He was doing great and had years of stability when his own brother died at age 27. Even he had to seek counseling despite having many years of great mental health. A death can take any of us by storm and having support is vital to overcome the stages of grief.
Another example of loss is when a bipolar person has a friendship or love relationship end. They may feel hopeless, lost, depressed and isolate. This can be a painful loss and it is important to find a way to open up about the feelings that are being experienced. Many have done well by seeing a therapist who will help the client with bipolar open up and express their heaviest feelings.
The key steps for someone facing loss is not attempt to handle it all by themselves. Many with bipolar want to appear strong and pretend they are fine. It is actually healthier and braver to seek help when having a hard time. You may look at your issues and become more able to discuss these feelings.
We offer a wonderful daily online magazine to support anyone impacted by bipolar disorder. Our site also does one on one coaching through phone to allow you to find help and a coach who understands the problems of bipolar disorder. You are never alone in your issues and reaching out may make a big difference. You may find our daily magazine and other tools on our page at http://www.bipolaronline.com