Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

5 Ways You Can Help the Partner of Someone Struggling with Mental Illness

Their struggle affects their partner too.

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For the second time in six months, my sweet wife was admitted into a behavioral center to help her control her suicidal thoughts. My heart aches for her. I know she’s safe there, but I can’t help but lie there at night — her side of the bed empty — pondering, worrying…




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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Mike Curtis

Mike Curtis

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