Having a supportive group of friends, family and mental health professionals is a key component to living a stable life. Being open and honest with these people is a big part of getting healthy. The also serve the purpose of watching out for signs their loved one may be spiraling downward and need help.
It is essential to not isolate yourself as this typically makes your illness worse. Most people are very understanding and want to help those they love live the best life possible. In addition to friends, family and mental health professionals, support groups are also a great place to help build a support network.