Sometimes people have bipolar-related concerns about loved ones. It could be a spouse/partner, an adolescent, a college student returning home on a medical a medical withdrawal or even a close friend. Talking with a psychologist about your concerns can provide validation of what you’re perceiving. You may also come away with an alternate perspective on what is occurring. Mostly a consultation should help you develop a strategy about what to do next. Bottom line – it’s perfectly OK to seek a consult when the “person of concern” is someone other than you.