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Free Online Dating Site for People With Mental Illness
Dahlia Virtzberg-Rofè, M.A.; Tzviel Rofè; Abraham Rudnick, M.D., Ph.D.
Psychiatric Services 2014; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.650705
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Ms. Virtzberg-Rofè is a doctoral candidate at Tel Aviv University and a literary editor in the Greater Tel Aviv Area, Israel (dz_r@netvision.net.il). Mr. Rofè is the founder of “Mitmodedim” (Copers), an association advocating for people with mental illness in the Greater Tel Aviv Area, Israel. Dr. Rudnick is with the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, and with Mental Health and Substance Use Services at the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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People with mental illness are commonly stigmatized and consequently feel socially isolated. Romantic relationships can be particularly difficult for them to establish and sustain because such relationships typically require more commitment than friendships or even family connections. Hence, many if not most people with mental illness, particularly serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, do not have longstanding romantic relationships.

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