Dating and mental health

Some people might even be reassured that I got off so lightly with mental illness and I'm one of the more 'normal' ones. Would they regard me as an outsider or a poser, because my mental health issues are fairly mild?But I've heard some fairly damning individual testimony about the place from a chap I know who wasn't keen. I'm at the point where I don't care if my partner has issues, even if they're really terrifying ones.Then, there are the practical questions to consider, like are you willing to move for said person, or what is said person’s health history? What do you do when the person you’re falling for is struggling with a condition that’s too complex for even your partner to understand?

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Still, here are a few suggestions for how to try to make it work with a significant other who is struggling, or how to let them go. Some days will be effortless, and others may be draining.

The first thing that may come to mind when you first learn of your partner’s condition is to opt out. The answer is, you’ve gotten yourself into a relationship that you now realize may have a few additional obstacles, but what relationship doesn’t experience its hurdles anyway? That really depends on the nature of the condition as well as its severity.

Lots of people have found talking therapies helpful for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress.

Evidence confirms that talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medication for some mental health problems.

As well as CCBT there are a range of other online mental health services available to support people with their mental health.

You may be able to use CCBT and other online services for free on the NHS.

She’s fit and active." data-reactid="19"Christina Bruni seems to have it all.

She owns her own co-op, has a gym-toned body and striking good looks, and a career as a librarian. And 22 years ago, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia.“I don’t have time to waste with fearful, ignorant guys,” she tells Yahoo Health.

Ask your GP or mental health professional, or contact the services themselves directly to find out.

You can also pay for some online mental health services privately if they are not available on the NHS in your area.

Navigating the dating scene is tricky for anyone — but how is it different when you have a mental condition like bipolar or schizophrenia?