Wednesday, March 17, 2010

BIPOLAR - HBO BRINGS IT TO LIGHT

http://www.hbo.com/#/documentaries/diagnosis-bipolar-five-families-search-for-answers/index.html/

So far I have seen the episode on Evan. As my readers know I have been helping a family with a mentally ill child. Unfortunately for this child his problem is worse than bipolar. But I found it interesting that parents with all of the money in the world are doing no better job in dealing with childhood mental illness than a parent with no money.

As seen with Evan, his uncle was also bipolar and ended his life with suicide. The family links are truly amazing. Since first getting involved with mental illness as an advocate about 20 years ago, the first thing I noticed is, mental illness runs in the family.

If you are a teacher, a parent, or just someone who knows a family dealing with mental illness, this is a must see. I hope you check it out.

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