In May, 2007 American Radio Works produced a 30 minute radio show on Siblings of mentally ill siblings. There has been very little research into the impact that mental illness of a sibling as on the other siblings.
The devastating effects of mental illness have been well documented in films, books, and academia. But until recently there has been little said about the sisters and brothers of the mentally ill. Now researchers are starting to look at what they're calling the "well-sibling" syndrome.
This brief show is well worth listening to. I highly recommend it and it can be accessed through the link below.