Heather Palacios and her husband Raul share about mental illness in their marriage and how Raul has loved Heather faithfully throughout their marriage. | Ed Stetzer
The following is a guest post by Heather (and Raul) Palacios. Heather has stopped by for a guest post before, and I find her words on living with mental illness to be helpful and encouraging. I hope her post today encourages you, especially if you’re faithfully loving a family member with a mental illness.
When Raul watched me walk down the aisle on February 6, 1999, he knew it was the beginning of a new journey. However, he had no idea it wouldn’t be an easy one. On July 30, 2000, less than two years married, he would find me in a parking lot, inebriated and in the middle of a suicide. The two years that ensued would require tireless hours of counseling, doctor visits, medication tweaks and lifestyle adjustments to get us restored and moving forward again.