There is a lot of information out there on mental health, but so little of it seems to be talking to the person who is living the experience as the caregiver. I want to learn from someone who has situational empathy for what I’m experiencing, not a list of symptoms, but someone who knows what it’s like to be in my shoes. Who can tell me what I should expect to take on – and if they can give me some hacks along the way, that’d be great.
Here’s a list of resources that I’ve found helpful. My disclosure that comes with this… not all of these sources are “perfect” – but they have provided helpful insights. I’ll try to add to this post if I come across other resources which are helpful, but I’d say these were the primary sources that helped me reach my current level of understanding.
Websites – Out of the Fog
TED Talks – Anne Lamott