"It is easy to get discouraged when dating online," she says."It takes skill to know how to navigate online dating to find someone special." There are sites geared specifically for those with mental illness, such as Let her know you want to be with her, but you may have to keep things low-key.
This message is as important as telling her that you have depression, says Friedman.
But dating can be a challenge when you suffer from depression.
“Sometimes if you don’t feel like smiling but are in a situation where you’re expected to be happy, that can make you feel even worse,” says Helen Friedman, Ph D, a clinical psychologist in private practice in St. That said, meeting a new person can also be a source of joy.
More than 80% of people who seek treatment get relief from symptoms, according to Mental Health America.
You need to take good care of yourself before you can take care of someone else in a relationship.