Question: When to tell your partner you have depression?

Should I tell my partner about my mental illness?

Disclosing your mental illnesses and discussing the state of your mental health are a personal decisions. You are under no obligation to divulge information about your mental health, even to a loved one. So NAMI suggests you know why youre choosing this moment to have this particular conversation.

Should I tell people that Ive been diagnosed with depression?

Rothschild recommends telling the people you live with about your depression because they may have observed and be worried about your symptoms. Knowing your diagnosis will help them understand and perhaps help you navigate your depression together.

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