Bipolar II disorder (BPII) can affect not only you, but also those close to you, including family members*. For this reason, involving family in preventing relapse can be important, because family members are often the first to notice the early warning signs of relapse. Family members can also help when you are starting or continuing treatment.
Your family can also be involved or contribute to decision-making about treatment. There are different ways that they can be involved.
* Family members may also include other support people, such as friends, colleagues or neighbours.