Mind and the largest provider of relationship support, Relate, have today released research which shows that 77% of people with a mental health problems surveyed actively tell their partners about their mental health, and only 5% of those people said their partners broke up with them when they heard about their condition.74% of a random sample of people with experience of being a partner of someone with a mental health problem surveyed said they weren’t fazed or wanted to understand the other person’s situation when they were told, and just 4% of those people said they felt afraid.
I had a great cry this morning and feel a lot better for it. A healthy diet including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is proven to lift our mood. All mental health conditions are totally workable, especially when we have the help and support of loved ones. If your girl doesn't yet have a diagnosis and you're a bit concerned, consider asking her how she'd feel about seeing a GP about her symptoms. Nice ways you can help us: Cook us a decent meal, or take us for walk.Over the past five years, several sitessuch as Prescription4love.com, Nolongerlonely.com, and Cisforcupid.comhave launched to serve the needs of people with conditions ranging from bipolar disorder to Crohn's disease.Together these sites now boast tens of thousands of members.You can help by knowing you didn't cause it and you can't cure it. She isn't defined by it, just like you're not defined by what car you drive, which team you support or the fact you down a pint in less than 5 seconds. "Don't you think I would've calmed down if I knew how to calm down?!
Those are aspects of who you are but they are not everything. Let's face it: How do you drop that bomb on a potential love interest? She considered a number of online dating venues, but she says asked too many questions on its enrollment form, e Harmony was too "religious," and My Space was too much of a "hookup zone." "I wanted to meet men with my same diagnosis so we wouldnt [need to] have 'the talk,' or fear of rejection and transmitting," she says.“Most of us with this don't wish to spread it.” Despiteor perhaps because ofthe economic downturn, the billion-dollar online dating industry has been booming. While sites like and e Harmony don't discriminate, they also don't cater to people like Lana who are coping with sexually transmitted diseases, disabilities, or mental health conditions.But, that doesn’t change the fact that talking about your mental illness an be quite the challenge, particularly when it comes to disclosing it to someone you’re dating.“The fear is rooted in the stigma that usually surrounds mental illness and the uncertainty about how someone will react,” says Bob Carolla, the director of media relations for U. Although she embraces these diagnoses as part of who she is, Geralyn definitely gets nervous about telling new partners.“It’s a moment of vulnerability, and you never really know how someone is going to respond, but I’ve found it’s very freeing when I do open up,” she says. If she tells you about whatever it is that is causing her anxiety, just listen, don't compare and don't judge. Stephen from Mind says "Findings from the University of Essex show that getting into an outdoor space can improve mental health, boost self-esteem, improve physical health, and reduce social isolation. It's really easy to rush through life on auto-pilot, not really taking in our surroundings – missing out on the good means life isn't as rich as it might be, and missing out on the bad means we're not in such a good position to take action."16.