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Introduction to Jonathan Berg, Author of ‘Relationships and Mental Illness’

February 21, 2018 Jonathan Berg

Jonathan Berg has experienced trouble with relationships because of mental illness. Read what Jonathan Berg has learned and how ti can help your relationships.My name is Jonathan Berg, and I am excited to be able to share my story with you and to join the Relationships and Mental Illness team here at HealthyPlace. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II when I was 14. From the start, I hid it from everyone, including my closest friends and my parents. I was afraid that people would think I was crazy. I am sad to say that this fear lasted for more than 20 years.

Jonathan Berg and Relationships

High school was a pretty terrible time for me but heading off to college at the University of California, San Diego, I entered a wonderful phase of my life. I made amazing friends and shortly after graduation met my now ex-wife, Ruth. Not being depressed at the time, I didn’t feel the need to open up to any of them about my illness, either.

Jonathan Berg Experiences Bipolar Depression

Jonathan Berg has experienced trouble with relationships because of mental illness. Read what Jonathan Berg has learned and how ti can help your relationships.Well, the depression came back, and came back with a vengeance. Over the course of a six-year-long depressive stint that only ended less than two years ago, I lost my career as a non-profit executive, my marriage, many of my friends, and nearly my life. It is only over the past couple of years that I have finally opened up about my struggles and gotten the help I needed.

Jonathan Berg’s Relationships with Mental Illness

Today, I am traveling the world as a blogger, writing about the amazing destinations and people I meet. I facilitate a weekly mental illness support group whenever I am at home in Los Angeles for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) as a volunteer. I have maintained relationships with my family and friends – and even managed to date a decent amount for a guy on the go – and helped those in my life understand what I am going through and how it affects my ability to be the partner, friend, son, and brother I want to be.

Jonathan Berg and ‘Relationships and Mental Illness’

Watch this video to learn more about Jonathan Berg and Relationships and Mental Illness.

I hope this blog can help those of you out there who also struggle with mental illness to deal with your romantic, platonic, and professional relationships better than I did. I look forward to connecting.

APA Reference
Berg, J. (2018, February 21). Introduction to Jonathan Berg, Author of ‘Relationships and Mental Illness’, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 15 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/relationshipsandmentalillness/2018/02/introduction-to-jonathan-berg



Author: Jonathan Berg

Jonathan Berg is a former non-profit executive who decided to chuck it all and become a travel blogger. He is passionate about good food, amazing experiences, and helping those who struggle with mental illness as he does. Find Jonathan on TwitterFacebookGoogle+ and his blog.

Scott Self
says:
October, 17 2018 at 7:00 pm
Hi Jonathan! We are producing a new documentary series on diagnosing mental health issues and would like to speak with you!

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