Tim welcome to our little section of the Stephen Fry forum, OF COURSE you are WELCOME. You are welcomed with open arms and people here willl try to help. Cappa knows what it is like to care for someone with bipolar, and there is a great guy called Toby whose mum had bipolar disorder. The rest of us will do our best to try and see it from your perspective.
I am sorry to read about your mum you must really struggle with it but you must not blame yourself, or your mum for that matter. You blame the bast*rd disease.
I'm going to add some links. Many bipolar people self-medicate so please do not be offended that I have included some websites like that in case you are dealing with that too. Apart from the 1st one these are not in order of preference, they are quite anally in alphabetical order!!!!!!!!
My website: http://www.katysaraculling.com/
There are more links there too.
Alcoholics Anonymous (Global).
(you can look up carers groups here).
Mind (National Association for Mental Health) UK based
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Phone: 08457 909090
NICE: National Institute of Clinical Excellence, National Health Service, (UK).
Narcotics Anonymous (Global).
National Institute of Mental Health (USA)
That should keep you going!
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"Having a great intellect is no path to being happy."
~ Stephen Fry
See my website: www.katysaraculling.com