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Q:  I have a boyfriend for the last year who does things that seem to be mental.  He has a son that has been diagnosed biploar and is currently on medication.  I love him very much but I do not know how to help him.  He is willing to seek help because he knows something is wrong.  He is living in Nampa Idaho currently, I was with him but some of his actions sent me back to Tennessee where I am from.  Where do we start?


To Whom It May Concern:

     Doing things that "seem to be mental" is a pretty  vague description.  Have a conversation with your boyfriend and express your concerns to him.  If he is willing to seek help, find a physician or psychiatrist who is knowledgeable about depression and bipolar disorder.  The first step toward coping with an illness is to get a proper diagnosis.

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