I became completely withdrawn, never leaving my flat.
I confided in my parents about my fears and they took me to see a GP, who then referred me to a psychiatrist.
At the time I believed my thoughts were perfectly rational, and it was only after I started taking medication that I saw differently. Sometimes it's hard to believe it is real yourself, let alone expect others to understand.
So you can imagine my interest when I came across No Longer Lonely.com, a dating website especially for adults with mental health concerns. owner, Jim Leftwich, started the site after finding himself in a similar situation to me.
It's a bit like diabetes: if I keep taking the tablets, I'm fine. I have friends who know about my diagnosis, and some colleagues who presumably don't (although these days if you Google my name, you find the articles I have written about my mental health).
If you are searching for more adult type of dating then please check out our trust partners below as they will provide you with the best matches.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.