Before we dive headfirst into the shallow end, know that we have no magic wand to make your problems disappear. But … we are feeling ya. We know that loving someone with mental illness feels similar to being stuck on a wild, out-of-control roller coaster.

And you're probably wondering how you're suppose to do this and what feelings are ok to feel? (all of them, by the way). The reality is that you are't going to figure it out all at once. But wherever you are in this process, taking care of yourself and gaining some knowledge about the basics is a good place to start.