I was a mess on the inside for all of those reasons, so I reached out to New York University and had them connect me with a therapist for free.
I also asked for one who specialized in "identity" and also required I be assigned a therapist of color.
Today, I'm navigating things way better and I'm done apologizing for my reality.
I've not only gotten myself into a much healthier place, but I've also figured out exactly how to have a relationship.
And while I'm not an expert on mental health, nor making scientifically backed suggestions, here are just a few pointers on dealing with love when you have a mental illness that have worked for me.
is the proactive move that can save your relationship.
If you're in a long-term relationship, it's better to disclose your health condition when you are well than to conceal it until an acute episode.
This is different from simply telling them that you're dealing with depression or that you have OCD.