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How to Tell Friends and Love Interests About Mental Illness

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A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast
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A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Discuss Feelings of Loneliness

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A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast
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Hiatus: Hypersexuality with a Bipolar and Schizophrenic

A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast
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Dwelling on the Past Mistakes Caused by Mental Illness

A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast
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Helping a Friend with Mental Illness

A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast
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The Warning Signs of Bipolar and Schizophrenia

A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast
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A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">A mental illness diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t date or make new friends. It does mean – at some point -- that you need to tell all the new people in your life that you’re living with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or whatever your mental health concerns are.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this episode, our hosts discuss telling the new people in our lives about our health issues – including the people they’ve dated.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Highlights from ‘Mental Illness, Friends, Love Interests’ Episode</strong></span><span class="s2"><br /></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[2:20]</strong> Being public and vocal about mental illness.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[3:30]</strong> What is the right (and wrong) way to tell people you have a mental illness?</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[4:00]</strong></span> <span class="s1">How soon is too soon? How late is too late?</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[7:00]</strong> <a href= "https://www.schizophrenic.nyc" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Michelle</a> shares her story of telling romantic partners.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[11:30]</strong> We discuss when would we <em>not</em> share our diagnosis.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[15:30]</strong> Some people don’t believe we have mental illnesses.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[18:30]</strong> If we talk more about mental illness, people will understand it more.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[20:30]</strong> People should still respect your boundaries when it comes to mental illness.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><strong>[23:30]</strong> Michelle’s friends all knew she was schizophrenic before she was diagnosed.</span></p>