Mental Health & Healthy Relationships.
A healthy relationship accelerate mental health recovery is not only factual, but underpin by both scientific and empirical research. However only few people, with a diagnosis of severe mental health issues can boast of a healthy relationship. The reasons for this are multifaceted, due to time being of the essence, I will dwell on a few.
Stigma stifle relationships. Most people hesitate to enter into a relationship with someone with mental health issues, for fear of associated stigma. Moreover the society is very biased and guilty of double standards, when it comes to dealing with people with mental health issues and relationships. Society uses derogatory words and innuendos against the party with mental health issues, thereby creating fear in the person without a diagnosis. This is most cases end the relationship.
The media portrayal of people, with a diagnosis of mental health issues, as dangerous, fuel the animosity against them, thereby preventing them from being loved. Lack of knowledge of mental health issues as well as stereotypes of people with mental health issues are misunderstood. Discrimination either direct or indirect act as an impediment in establishing a relationship. People with mental health issues, are like every other human beings, and we all have a bit of mental health issues, is the degree and severity, of it that is different. To deny and deprive people of love and a relationship, due to mental health is inhuman and nefarious.