My daughter doesn’t want to take her bipolar medication

When your loved one with mental illness tells you this, you panic. Your first instinct is to say they have to be on it. You might even digress to yelling the reasons why. Because you remember the last time your daughter went off her meds. She spent so much money and ended up in jail and it took her months to work out of all the issues. This scenario could work for any mental illness where medication is necessary to keep your loved one stable.

Take a deep breath and resist lecturing.

Instead, ask your daughter a question, with patience … Read more...