Social support from family and the closest ones have the most important role in the recovery process of patients of bipolar disorder.
This emerged in a sharing session organised by Center for Public Mental Health (CPMH) Faculty of Psychology UGM on Friday (15/12). The event was joined by tens of students who are recipients of Australian Government New Colombo Plan from the University of Sydney, Australia.
“Support system has played a key role in bipolar patient’s recovery,” said assistant researcher from the Centre, Agus Sugianto, S.Pd.
Agus described his personal experience as someone that has bipolar disorder since 1999.
“I had been through wooden stocks period due to the lack of knowledge in my family’s part in the treatment of bipolar problem,” said Agus that joined CPMH UGM in 2016.
Agus said the recovery process to be able to live normally had been uneasy, but with a good support system, he was finally able to live his life well.
Currently, Agus can live like other average people. He has even earned a scholarship from the Australian Awards Scholarship to continue his graduate programme in Australia next year.