I need some coping help!
Husband bipolar and not stable, several combinations of meds have not worked over the past two years and he’s very low with some occasional ‘normal’ periods. Lots of side effects from the drugs too.
Teen son down all the time, not diagnosed. Doesn’t go to school, misses at least 2-3 days per week, sees no point in it. Not sure if he is down or the environment at home pushes him down. Two other children and I are struggling with the high needs of the two. We are sinking. Over the last 26 years we tried many different counselors, life coaches, psychiatrists, naturopaths, homeopaths, natural dentistry, and other alternate medicine. Husband is the only breadwinner and that is being threatened now because of the low moods. Medical promises of help have all turned out empty. We are now broke and no place to turn. Several other family issues compound this situation and insomnia affects us all due to the stress level. I feel I want to run away screaming or I will go crazy, I’m exhausted and don’t know how to keep going, but if I don’t then what will happen to the rest of he family. Can anyone who has dealt with depressed and unstable partners and children offer me any advise?