Stress of Caregiving: How Much Can A Human Being Take?

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

Stress of Caregiving: How Much Can A Human Being Take?

Your loved one has depression, an anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder. You want to help, but soon learn that caring for a person with a mental illness is not only stressful, but it can lead you into the world of mental illness yourself. HealthyPlace member, Greentree, is mired in the caregiving experience right now.

"So here I am...alone, worried, and wondering when is the next psychotic episode, because I am the one who is gonna "lose my mind soon".

Since caregiving is an on-going process, many parents, children, relatives, and even those who do it for a job, end up being depressed and anxious themselves. If you are caring for a family member or friend with a mental illness, we hope the information in the caregiving articles below may help. And don't worry about the titles, the information contained in the articles pretty much applies to everyone.

Help for Caregivers


Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences on "caregiving" or any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT


Your Thoughts: From the HealthyPlace Forums and Chat

GreenTree shares that caring for his mentally ill wife is extremely stressful. Her psychotic episodes, suicidal behaviors, and frequent hospitalizations have cost him his job. He has no friends, and he wonders if he'll soon "lose his mind." Sign into the forums to share your comments.

Join us on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Forums and Chat

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You must be a registered HealthyPlace member. If you aren't already, it's free and takes less than 30 seconds. Just click the "register button" at the top of the page.

At the bottom of the forums page, you'll notice a chat bar (similar to facebook). You can chat with any registered member on the forums site.

We hope you'll be a frequent participant and share our support link with others who may benefit.

"Difficult Issues Facing Adult Survivors of Abuse" on HealthyPlace TV

The effects of child abuse last long into adulthood. Learn how to handle them on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (TV Show blog)

Still to Come in February on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

  • Parenting Teenagers
  • How an ADHD Coach Can Help You

If you would like to be a guest on the show or share your personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT

For all previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV archived shows.

Raised By An Abusive Mom with DID on HealthyPlace Radio

Listen to Paula's heartbreaking story of child abuse at the hands of her mother who had Dissociative Identity Disorder. That's on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

Your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2011, February 17). Stress of Caregiving: How Much Can A Human Being Take?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 22 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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