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. 

Body dysmorphia, depression and relationships

Roisin blogs for Time to Change about depression and body dysmorphiaFocussing my mind enough to start writing has already meant that I've deleted and retyped this sentence many times; we're talking double figures here. I will look back at this blog and scoff at myself for the words I have written. My brain likes to do that. But that is me all over. Unfocused dismissive, hesitant but ultimately here.

The hardest thing was telling her I needed help

Photo of man riding a bike | Marc is a Time to Change bloggerI have struggled and battled with depression, for several years - albeit unbeknown to me. I took to drink to disguise what I was feeling inside.

I went down this path for many years - from the age of 17 until I was around 30. I am surprised that I am still alive.