I am seeking guest posters for “Living with” posts and “_______ Disorder and Polyamory” posts on schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD, and PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. If you are interested in sharing your experience, please contact me.
As I mentioned at the start of this series, getting treatment for mental illness can be a difficult process. So we’re going to take a few days to look at what you can expect treatment to look like, and how your poly partners can help the process (or at least avoid harming it).
This discussion will follow the “expected” process of getting treatment in Western-style psychotherapy/chemical therapy. I will touch briefly on other treatment approaches I have some knowledge of, and invite anyone with experience and/or knowledge of other approaches to mental illness to share information in the comments.
This discussion will cover:
- Recognizing that you need help
- Getting a diagnosis
- Finding a doctor/therapist
- Figuring out treatment options
- The treatment roller coaster
- When mental illness strikes again
Sorry for the short (and late) post. Sunday will be a double post to make up for missing last Wednesday.
This post is part of the Mental Illness and Polyamory blog series.