Mental illness dating site
Your browser is not currently configured to accept cookies from this website.This means that the site will not run as smoothly/quickly as possible and could result in certain functionality not working as designed. In such a relationship, where the couple share experience, it allows people to really know how to support each other during a crisis.' With this in mind, I signed up.As with all dating websites, you create a personal profile that other users can see, detailing interests and hobbies alongside a couple of paragraphs describing yourself and what you are looking for in a potential partner. The only difference to all the other sites is that there is a tick-box menu to indicate your mental health diagnosis.
So you can imagine my interest when I came across No Longer Lonely.com, a dating website especially for adults with mental health concerns. owner, Jim Leftwich, started the site after finding himself in a similar situation to me.
I'd used dating sites such as so this sounded like a great idea. 'I think there is a relief in getting to know someone when both parties are open about their psychiatric issues,' he says.
'I would not say it's better, but rather a case-by-case thing. The site has been a slow build since 2004 but we've had at least 30 marriages now.' Sue Baker, of Time to Change, a UK organisation that aims to tackle mental health stigma, believes websites such as his are a good idea.
This is the first one he's been on using the site and, like me, he has never had a partner with a mental illness.
But our conversations do seem to centre on mental health issues, and campaigning work we have been involved in.