Dating someone with mental illness
And a smoothie doesn’t hurt either." —katarinar4ece229c3 "I used to do this thing where if I was anxious about something, I would dig my nails into my skin.I didn't even realize I was doing it at first, but he noticed right away.He is constantly helping me do research, he keeps my medicine and gives them to me weekly because I always lose my bottles, and he's called and booked me a therapy appointment because I was emotionally and physically unable to. To him, I am Courtney, a woman full of love and laughter, and that pesky mental illness is something that we'll combat and overcome together." —courtneyw4d1efa99d If you are thinking about suicide or just need to talk to someone, you can speak to someone by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by texting HOME to 741741, the Crisis Text Line.Suicide helplines outside the US can be found here.My boyfriend has been helping me out of my comfort zone over the last three years, and we’re still going strong!" —meganc4d25442ea "Like most of my dad's side of the family, I have bipolar disorder.
He asked if he could meet with me and my doctor so that she could answer his questions.
After nervously telling my boyfriend about my past struggles, I found I felt more confident. These questions remind me to always stay grounded and that the world isn't as critical of me as I am." —steviesue "Little things make a world of difference, like how he calls me on Skype instead of on the phone because he wants to see me while we talk.
And instead of feeling judged or thinking I was weird, he embraced me for me and reassured me that these things don’t change his feelings for me." —amylynnm433301477 "My girlfriend talks me through my anxiety by asking questions like, Why did you feel this way? Knowing how he sees me makes me feel so much more confident about my appearance and personality." —katiep4472f3c87 "My boyfriend and I have great communication.
Since I have depression, I've made sure to tell him exactly how I want to be supported if I'm having a bad day.
The best thing he did was listen and remember what I needed.