Mental health dating
"Depression," Eva Recinos tells me, "is the third wheel in my relationship." Recinos has been with her boyfriend for three-and-a-half years and lived with him for one-and-a-half.Even as their relationship has flourished, her depression and anxiety have always featured in it.
"[My depression] showed up to our dates unannounced," she writes in an essay for Refinery29.
"It wedged itself between us in restaurant booths, whispering anxious thoughts into my ear, encouraging me to overanalyze every single thing that happened during an otherwise fun night." But she and her partner have learned how to navigate the distance a mental health problem can create between two people, developing communication techniques that bridge that gap. It can be even harder when you have with a chronic health condition.
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The SA Mental Health Commission is leading the development of the State's Mental Health Strategic Plan, which aims to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of South Australians.