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22 Feb

(Illustration: Erik Mace for Yahoo Health)Christina Bruni seems to have it all.She owns her own co-op, has a gym-toned body and striking good looks, and a career as a librarian.“But when people are deciding things about bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, for example, based off of a few very inaccurate portrayals, that leads to stigma.” Bruni says she doesn’t expect others to truly understand what she’s been through, so she accepts the stigma.

She owns her own co-op, has a gym-toned body and striking good looks, and a career as a librarian. And 22 years ago, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia.“I don’t have time to waste with fearful, ignorant guys,” she tells Yahoo Health.

Let’s Talk About Sex" data-reactid="66"Let’s Talk About Sex By now you probably know that something as “small” as a little bit of stress, lack of sleep, or even an antibiotic can affect your sex life — mental health condition or not.

But certain aspects of illness — whether it’s the condition itself, or the treatment — can affect sex in ways you may not realize. “If you’re bipolar, your libido may be very high and then may drop at times — especially if you’re not on medication,” says Buehler.

“You can have a family and a partner — it’s not that you have this experience and you’re doomed forever.” (Illustration: Erik Mace for Yahoo Health)But first someone has to address certain unavoidable factors — like when and how to tell your partner about a mental condition, and how treatment (including medication) can impact sex life.

Issues like these directly impact the relationships of people with a mental health disorder — even more so than the average person.