While he hasn’t personally dealt with mental health issues, he didn’t judge me or think less of me, or think I was being dramatic.He is wonderful at pointing out days or moments where he sees I am making progress.He’s gotten me into crocheting, bought me book after book, and he’s gotten me several video games and puzzles.
He also attended all of the family parts of my treatment, and constantly made sure he was doing what he needed to in order to support me throughout my recovery." —clairebnewman "My girlfriend and I happen to both have a mental illness.
We have our own special code where we can tap each other’s hands a certain amount of times to ask if the other’s okay, if we’re anxious, or if we feel a little off.
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.
It helps to be able to ask if we’re okay without having to say it out loud in case one of us is super anxious or upset and doesn’t want anyone else to know." —meanreed08 "After I started dating my boyfriend, I realized how important it is to grow as a person and be able to be your own light.
I also recognized that in order to be truly myself and help our relationship grow, I needed to be completely open and honest with him about all that makes me, me.Could the Instagram filter someone chooses actually clue us into their mental state?According to a new study published in the journal EPJ Data Science, social media and mental illness are linked.Now, he always asks if there's anything he can do or if there's anything I want or need.He also reminds me that he's always here for me, and encourages me to talk to him about my depression and to not let it build up inside." —kcbrin "My husband has gotten me into new hobbies that help relieve my stress and anxiety.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.