As Valentine’s Day draws near, love is in the air and on our minds. Today, Trevor talks candidly about the difficulty his mental illnesses can cause in his dating life. Then we talk to Kirsten Bolton, the program director of McLean’s OnTrack program ( 8:01) who discusses romantic and familial relationships and how mental illness diagnoses can affect them. She also recalls a patient struggling with the thought of sharing their mental illness diagnosis with a romantic partner. Later we are joined by Sean Shinnock, a participant in McLean’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign and Scott O’Brien, co-founder of the Deconstructing Stigma initiative, who have an honest conversation about dating, relationships, and being there for loved ones when they themselves are struggling. Learn more about Sean and his struggles with mental health by reading Sean’s Story.
Deconstructing Stigma site: https://deconstructingstigma.org/
Sean's Story: https://bit.ly/2UQdIpY
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