We can often find ourselves in situations we weren’t expecting, one of these can be when a loved one is experiencing mental difficulties. These can range from brief moments of depression and anxiety to longer term illness such as bipolar or schizophrenia. I’ve attached a helpful website https://www.rethink.org/carers-family-friends with carers information but you can always access counselling for yourself, some space and time to discuss your feelings about the well-being of your loved one and how you are reacting. It is likely you will experience many emotions including sadness, anger, hurt, anxiety, fear, confusion, numbness. It is healthy to talk about these feelings, not to be ashamed of any of these, and by helping you feel mentally stronger you can be stronger for your relative.
If you would like to discuss anything Wright Minds can offer counselling therapy to those in and around the Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme area