Sometimes we all need a little reminder.  I know I do.  It can be especially helpful to a person with bipolar disorder to get a reminder regarding appointments and such.  I don’t believe it is enabling.  Instead I view it as providing much needed support.  There were times we found ourselves paying for appointments that were missed, and providers would dismiss seeing our loved one due to missed appointments.  If Kim doesn’t need a reminder she tells me.  Usually though Bill, Paul, Katlin or myself will text her about an appointment.  A simple text message from one of us seems to do magic.  Of course there are many other ways to send a gentle reminder, but text messaging seems to work for us.  Just a thought.