PDF | Vol. 10, No. 4 (2015)
Relationships are a significant part of our well-being, and intimate relationships are no different. Relationships can enhance healing and growth, but they can also contribute to conflict or problems. A mental health or substance use challenge adds another dimension. One partner is often the primary caregiver when the other experiences health challenges, which may also affect the relationship. These dynamics are complicated—and they may not receive the attention they deserve in mental health care. This issue, however, demonstrates that with the right supports, relationships can flourish regardless of mental health or substance use challenges.
Experiences and Perspectives
I Wanted to Cry
Still Invisible: Elder care needs to respect LGBT seniors
Is There Love After the Psych Ward?
From This Day Forward
Alternatives and Approaches
My Partner Has a Mental Illness: BC Schizophrenia, Victoria's spousal support group
(Susanne Dannenberg and Hazel Meredith)
Sex, Intimacy and Mental Well-Being
Couples Therapy Can Help When Mental Health Issues Arise
Divorce With a High-Conflict Person