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How to support my partner with mental health issues?

Postby sdenii » Fri May 21, 2021 8:41 am

Hi. My name is Denisa. I am a third-year journalism student. My boyfriend suffers from depression and, I didn't receive any support at all from the GP, therapist. I have read a lot of studies on the lack of family support, and many of them say that the family of people with mental health problems has a high risk of developing one. Have any of you tried to get help from a therapist/family doctor for your partner/family member with mental health issues, and you have not received support? I'm working on my dissertation based on the lack of family support from the GP/therapists. Does anyone want to help me with a short interview? (Ten minutes)

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Re: How to support my partner with mental health issues?

Postby beatricemom » Fri May 21, 2021 11:41 am

It's hard to be around a depressed person all the time. I tried to go to a psychologist. The doctor advised me to find my hobby, my own anti-stress, something that I can do in silence and which will distract me from negative thoughts. For me, one of those activities is to lie in a bubble bath. I tried different foams, it's very cool. By the way, now I have Deep Steep bubble bath with lavender scent. Thus, I get rid of the accumulated stress and negativity.
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Re: How to support my partner with mental health issues?

Postby brycekerns » Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:25 pm

I suffer from pretty severe depression, but I am very self aware and can pull it together when I'm around other people. I'm not saying it's not noticeable at all, but I know what triggers the worst of it and can usually mitigate the effects for other people. I also see a therapist and psychiatrist regularly and just started a new treatment that is supposed to be super effective.

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