What can you do if you suspect your partner may be suffering from a mental health issue?
“One has to tread gently and carefully with this,” says Michael Kallenbach a couples therapist with consulting rooms in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. “Perhaps enlist another member of the family to help raise this with empathy and sensitivity. Try to plan ahead. Do your research into various professionals available, so that you can offer the name and telephone number of someone who would be able to help your partner. Also, come along to the first appointment if that is ok with your partner.”