One of the toughest things about mental illness is how it affects one’s close relationships, with both families and friends. Nothing about is easy, either for the person with the mental illness, or the loved one that is trying to help and connect. It is exhausting and seems fruitless at times. But stick with it. There is always hope.
Listen to my wife Becki and I talk about how it has impacted us on the About Progress podcast in 2017. I hope it is at least somewhat helpful.