Supporting Families....... The Mushroom method

For issues specific to caring for someone with mental ill health.
I am sorry to have to say this, but it seems to me that the preferred method for medical services to support
families that have one member with a serious and potentially life threatening mental illness, is to follow the Mushroom method with the spouse and children.

That is: Keep you in the Dark, and pour fertiliser over you every now and then.
Years since I smoked one of those but ... a very good analogy.

There again , given the chemical cocktails dished out by the medical profession to keep some carers caring , the effects can be the same .... 16 hours a day , 7 days a week , 365 days 3 out of every 4 years ... and still smiling ?

In extreme cases , all that's left is a robot with a pulse.