Thu, Feb 24 | PK Presents

Loving a Partner with mental Illness

This class explores what it is like to love someone living with a mental illness and how to make it wonderful!
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Loving a Partner with mental Illness

Time & Location

Feb 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PK Presents

About The Event

Tickets $5-$20

One in four adults will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. One in five adults lives with a chronic mental illness. The chances are high you will love someone who struggles with mental health at some point in their life.

Loving someone with a mental illness presents a unique set of challenges for relationships. Learning to communicate effectively, manage your own needs, and get the support you and your partner(s) need is critical in making these relationships work.

This class is for people who have a partner with mental illness, newly diagnosed people, people living with a chronic mental health issue, or people going through grief.

This class covers:

- Stigmas surrounding mental illnesses and how to combat them

- Supporting a partner with a mental illness

- Setting healthy boundaries with your partner(s)

- Consent issues for people living with mental illnesses

- Understanding how sex and intimacy can be affected by mental illness

- Understanding how power exchange and BDSM interact with mental illness

- Finding the support you need when you love someone with a mental illness

- Practical tips and tools for healthy and successful relationships

Presenter Bio:

Auntie Vice is a writer and performer. They hold a Ph.D. in Political Psychology and a BA in psychology. Their work concentrates on kink, BDSM, gender, and power. Their book, "The Big Workbook for Submissives" was a finalist for the 2018 Golden Flogger Award and they run the award-winning blog LoveLettersToAUnicorn. They have been a member of the kink community for more than 30 years.

Prior to writing about kink full time, they were a college professor, nonpartisan policy researcher, and head of a state agency. They became severely ill in 2013. They now live with several autoimmune conditions. Their work has been shaped by their personal experience. Writing about queer, disabled, kinky folk has become a full time passion for them.