We can't be everything to everyone. This forum is for people experiencing bipolar disorder. While we do appreciate and respond to questions for non-bipolar family, friends, and partners, we will not be able to respond to non-bipolar members coming here for personal support, venting, ranting, or complaining about
another person's bipolar symptoms.
The change is reflected in our "Members: Please Read Before You Post" thread: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=13&m=883428
I have copied the content of that post here:
This forum is for support for people experiencing bipolar disorder. This forum is a safe, anonymous environment for people with bipolar disorder to freely discuss their struggles and symptoms. It is not a support group for friends and family of bipolar disorder. Living with someone who suffers from bipolar disorder presents a set of problems all its own. There are groups for this at other sites:
NAMI's Online Communities
And one for family and friends at Pendulum.org
And the Family & Friends of Bipolar Support Group at Daily Strength.
Posts that are perceived to be venting, ranting, or complaining about another person's bipolar disorder symptoms will not be tolerated. Offensive posts will be edited or removed, replaced with the resource links above, and be locked to prevent discussion. Objective and compassionate posts will remain and it will be at our member's personal discretion whether or not they chose to answer.
Bipolar Disorder Forum Moderator
Bipolar 1 with ultraradian cycling, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, PCOS (hormone disorder).
Bipolar Disorder in remission since May 2012.