Hello, I have only posted here a couple of times a few months ago. My 18 year old son's most recent diagnosis is Bipolar Disorder. I know he has not been doing drugs or drinking because they did a full blood workup (tested for all drugs and alchohol) when he was admitted to the hospital in early January for cutting himself (intentional self harm). He is currently living in a sober house, bouncing from job to job, unstable, the usual. Also, he continually loses things (bus passes, clothes, shoes, phones). He has started new medications for bipolar so hopefully that will help. But now my question is.......do I handle things differently if the issue is mental illness and not drug use? I am hurting so much and the fear, worry, anxiety is overwhelming. I am confused as to whether or not detachment is still the loving thing to do in the case of mental health issues. Looking for advice!