This is Brenda and Phil. There son, Will, has bipolar disorder 1. When dealing with Will, they have to remember to just listen, always be encouraging/positive, and keep calm. They always spend quality time together to keep a close relationship. It is hard on the parents to be patient with Will but they don't want to become distant with him and ruin their bond.
Will has been seeing his therapist for 5 years now. They work on his behavioural skills which improve on decreasing his stress level and cognitive skills which helps him identify his mood shifts and modify them to his surroundings.