As I became sexually active my partner and I both talked about birth control, but I didn’t have the courage to actually go and get it. It was until we both got scared of the possibility of me being pregnant when I decided to talk to my doctor.
Romantic partners of people with mental illness may not be sure how to deal with addressing mental health. Thankfully, there are some things you can try if you feel like your partner might be experiencing mental illness or mental health issues.
A key factor of empowerment is having a sense of self efficacy, which is essentially a belief in yourself to do well or succeed.