2 thoughts on “Personal Hygiene and Mental Illness

  • September 5, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    My partner is bi-polar with FM as well (also ptsd and on the spectrum). It’s not just when he’s depressed but also when he’s manic that he doesn’t bathe. Sometimes he’s just too busy and forgets. I have been known to put him in the bath and wash him myself when he’s been very ill, but when it’s just a manic phase I can put “shower” on his to-do list in the shed and it gets done.

    • September 6, 2019 at 8:02 am

      I can see forgetting when you are manic too, that must be really tough. It’s fantastic that you are there for him in that way, support is so important. Thanks for reading and commenting, it’s so much appreciated! xx


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