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. 

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.

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.