Supporting a spouse or partner with a mental health problem can be scary and challenging - it can be tough to know what to do, or how to be helpful. These stories, by people with mental health problems and the loved ones who have supported them, could provide some useful tips and insight. 

Even when I'm having a hard day, my family treat me completely normally

As part of our #smallthings campaign, Gary recorded a video blog and talked about the small things his family do to help with his mental health. Check it out:


Hi guys, my name is Gary. I just want to tell you a little bit about one of the small things that somebody important in my life does to help.

Depression: I felt I had to be a strong person

JoeGrowing up, I always felt inspired by my Grandfather. After his death, I felt I couldn't show the weaker side of myself and it's something that I deeply regret. I lost myself, I struggled and I haven't really found myself since.

My boyfriend was diagnosed with schizophrenia

BethanyWarning, some readers may find this post triggering.

I am nearly 19 and I have been with my partner since I was 15. Over the past 4 Years my relationship has been up and down and has been hard on the both of us, it has turned from the happiest times of our lives to some of the most difficult.