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Re: Support for a partner who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

Thank you but I do not think so.  However, I have asked the national administration for some support while recognizing that the main role has to be carried by very competent and caring medical specialists.

Kind Regards

Patrick

 

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Re: Support for a partner who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

Fingers crossed the national administration keeps up their end of that, @Patrick. Hope you've enjoyed your day Smiley Happy

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Re: Support for a partner who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

Dear Ali11,

 

Thank you, have a wonderful day!

Kind Regards

Patrick

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Re: Support for a partner who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

@Patrick 

How are you coping yourself? I found it very stressful when my husband had his delusion/psychosis.

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Re: Support for a partner who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

Hi Darcy

 

Thank you for your message,  I am coping ok but yes admit it is very stressful.  I try to take just one day at a time, which I find helps.  The National administration of my religion has promised to provide support and I know it will.   That is encouraging but at the same time, I realize the road ahead is still likely to be very up and down.  Hoping my wife will agree to see a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist again, and hope we can find one who has an approach she likes.

Kind Regards

Patrick

 

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Re: Support for a partner who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

I found it helpful to see a counselor myself @Patrick . Helped with the practical matters of coping strategies. I can certainly say that my faith sustained me during the difficult times and continues to do so.  

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Re: Support for a partner who has been diagnosed as mentally ill

Dear Darcy,

 

Agree - I consulted with a clinical psychologist several years ago and found it very supportive.

Kind Regards

Patrick

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