My husband has vascular dementia resulting from a stroke. That's not technically a mental illness. I myself suffer from depression, which wasn't helped by becoming a caregiver. Between us, we do have one mental illness :-)
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Hey! Is there anyone here who is a caregiver to someone with a mental illness? There's a Spark Team for us:
SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS OF MENTAL ILLNESS SUFFERERS
Right now there are only two of us there who are posting. This little group needs more active members.
I'm a caregiver to a sick old man who also has Borderline Personality Disorder. Surely there must be other caregivers who take care of someone with not only elder issues, health issues, but also mental illnesses as well.
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