Dating site for mental health
When my single friends give a character assassination of a former flame, there's one phrase I hear a lot: 'They turned out to be a psycho . .' Of course I understand the sentiment, but the words make me prickle, as the same could possibly be said of me.
You see, eight years ago, at the age of 23, I was diagnosed with paranoid psychosis.
''I've got a great sense of humour, I enjoy reading, and I have mental health problems''...
I don't see it as part of a personal criteria, I guess I'd be put off by people who do?
I am impressed with their chatroom function & how friendly other members have been as members enter & leave 'the lobby' (chatroom). this is a long way to travel..hot date could be cooling by the time I have reached the airport @ The Red Star - Thanks for your comprehensive explanation to 'as it were' steer-clear of these sites.
There are a lot of members that at least in a virtual sense are registered in the U. I do not appear to have many other suggestions on how I could meet some female friends Should I locate those brochures for the Retreat?
Maybe try Ranger's site, but also think about going mainstream.
It is No Longer Lonely : Online Social Community for Adults with Mental Illness.
I think an important question here is, 'would you want to go out with someone like yourself? I find it hard enough to cope with myself, let alone someone else like me Its not that I wouldn't want to go out with someone who has mental health problems (I don't have a problem with people having mental health issues - on the whole - as long as its a healthy relationship), but its not something I'd look for, or consider as part of any criteria, i.e.
Of course there are always exceptions to this, but to my mind the wheat/chaff ratio is way too skewed toward the latter for the risk/reward equation to be even vaguely close to desirable; too little chance of the exercise being worth the effort. There is a free website which is actually totally dedicated to people with mental health problems dating.
My friend who uses the free sites is having a bit more success here.That definition has now been scrapped (psychiatric texts are constantly in review, as medical understanding of mental health grows) and officially I now suffer from paranoid schizophrenia.