Through the eyes of a carer for someone with a mental illness

Who cares for the carer

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The question I keep asking myself, and have yet to come up with an answer is, ‘who cares for the carer’. Few people ever ask me if I am alright, and I suppose sometimes it feels like they just take for granted that I do what I do regardless. I am really lucky to have amazing parents, as I have said on a number of occasions and although they are far away they provide an awful lot of time just listening to me and I just feel they are ‘there’ for me.

I tend to try and see a different GP to Chris, because I find that everything is always Chris related otherwise, and sometimes I just want to be taken for who I am, just me. When things were at their worst and I was doing everything on my own and every day seemed like a huge fight to keep Chris alive and get professionals to do their jobs I actually wondered who was looking out for me, who was helping me.

I asked on twitter today to see the response I would get, if maybe anyone else knew who cares for the carer and this was some of the replies

It appears none of us carer’s actually know. I tell you one thing, I care for the carer and anyone who ever wants a chat is very welcome to get in contact, and we will look out for and support each other I am sure.


Author: acarerseyes

I am a mum to four gorgeous girls, and a carer to my former partner of eight years, Chris who has a mental illness, BPD. I blog my experiences.. life is tough! We live in Greater Manchester, UK.

One thought on “Who cares for the carer

  1. In my own experience of being a carer, no one cares for the carer… at least that was my experiences for many years… still if it meant I could have my mother back I would take on the role of being a carer again without a hesitation!

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