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A recent study by the UK mental health charity Time To Change found that 57% of single people would not date someone with a mental illness. 'It would depend on the situation.' They were shocked. And that's not stigmatising the person in question. Mental illness is treatable, and if the girl in question had sought help for her illness and had learned how to manage it such that it had minimal or no impact on her life, then I'd feel privileged to date her.When the study was published, numerous people tweeted or Facebook messaged me the results, and expressed their disappointment and disgust about the stigma surrounding mental illness. To not do so in this particular situation would be to stigmatise her - i.e. How can you, of all people, say that you may have a problem dating someone who's mentally ill? ' I'm not a hypocrite, and I would never stigmatise someone for being sick.Let's call a spade a spade - until the person manages to recover, dating someone in this situation is going to be a roller-coaster.That combination of a fabulous sense of humour and stubborn independence was what attracted me to my ex in the first place (the smooth voice didn’t hurt either).While I noticed his disability, his hawtness was what got me hooked.You know you’re superficially compatible, but what about the important things—values, life goals, political beliefs?
But at the same time, the truth is that it's not always a good idea to date someone with a mental illness.That’s a pretty hefty chunk of the dating pool, not to mention the unreported cases and the probable addition of cases since that report was published.Mental health conditions come in far too many forms—depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, autism and Asperger’s, those that don’t immediately come to mind and so many layers within each of those conditions—to try to come up with a one-size fits all approach for how to deal with dating someone who is mentally ill.According to the American Psychiatric Association, the mentally retarded have considerable intellectual deficits as evidenced by substandard IQ scores.An IQ of less than 70 supports a diagnosis into one of the four categories of mental retardation: mild, moderate, severe or profound.