“Seeking Balance - Maintaining Hope” takes a unique view of planning and care giving to and for the mentally ill. Using numerous “guidance” items from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”, these are “mapped” into a practical framework of planning and conducting a proactive, flexible, responsive and love-filled care giving program to one or more mentally-ill loved ones. Self-support techniques for the caregiver are also addressed. The book is for the primary caregiver(s) and support group(s), and provides a range of proven suggestions and techniques for coping with situations as they arise, progress in recovery (reinforcement), relapse, and other situations. This was written from an “informed” layman’s perspective having faced this situation with family and friends for over four decades. At book’s end, it also reflects on investigations in technology to support the treatment of the mentally ill.