I have a nearly 5yr old daughter, and was diagnosed with Bipolar II after her birth. The years since she was born have been horrendous, including trauma and several moves, and managing this horrible condition. I struggle when I get unwell (which I have done a couple of times recently) and don't have much support. No family here and in a reasonably new area and one I didn't choose.
I have found people useless enough in their ability to empathise with being a single parent, let alone a single parent with a mental health issue. Finding support is hard and I am sick of trying to make people understand, then being brushed off. As if my self esteem wasn't low enough ;-)!!!
To anyone else with a similar problem - how do you manage???