I have had bipolar disorder for 68 years as well as having had to deal with other mental health issues. I have come to realize as the decades have taken me from my childhood and adolescence into late adulthood(60 to 80 years of age) that, for some people, mental health issues are not sorted out by quick fixes. For some people these issues of the mind and emotions, body and soul, face them their whole livies--if not just for a few decades or a few years. This group, then, is for people who are in the mental health fight for the long haul. Others with short term problems needing short term fixes, wanting short term answers to their problems may also benefit from veteran battlers who post in this group.