"I came in contact with quite a few adults with mental illness in jail," she said."A lot of people with significant mental illness tend to isolate." Social withdrawal can lead to hospitalization or even suicide, she said.
Elizabeth Barrett, who created the site with a partner in Denver, Colo., said she observed from her work with people with mental illness that those in strong relationships are more likely to thrive. "They tend to stay out of the hospital." Couples in which both partners struggle with mental illness can share their experiences and help keep each other out of trouble.
A physical, cognitive, or emotional impairment, often caused by a neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder, that appears early in life and limits a person's ability to learn, communicate, or perform one or more activities of daily life.a pathological condition that starts developing before 18 years of age.
Most developmental disabilities persist throughout the individual's life, although many can be effectively treated. Loss of function brought on by prenatal and postnatal events in which the predominant disturbance is in the acquisition of cognitive, language, motor, or social skills; e.g., mental retardation, autistic disorder, learning disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Autism is not fatal in its symptom and progression but it can become fatal as it does impair normal physiological function it CAN BE a fatal condition.
In general, no, I wouldn't date someone with an obvious mental disability. Not to be mean but I do have to be able to have an intelligent conversation with someone I am dating..... i dont know....i kinda find a girl who is mentally challenged but looks good extreamly attractive....girls who studder are sexy as hell call me weird but thats how i am....ask why.....
Seriously though, depending who you talk to, we're ALL candidates for mental health care and medication. If this is someone with a slightly low IQ or lacking a few social skills, like someone with Asperger's syndrome, then fine..if your talking about someone who is seriously disabled, in so much as they don't know right from wrong, are easily coerced, things of that nature, then I would have to say I would find it a bit troubling.