Sponsoring the HealthyPlace.com Website


Thank you for visiting our sponsorship - advertising area. The first thing we want you to know is that we are very sensitive to the needs of our sponsors. Here, at HealthyPlace.com, we understand that when you pay money for marketing and promoting your product or service, you expect real benefits in return. We don't just put your banner up and hope for the best. We are proactive in getting your message out and helping you measure your return on investment.

A Little About Us

HealthyPlace.com is the largest consumer mental health site on the internet. We provide information and support to people with mental health concerns, along with their family members and other loved ones. HealthyPlace.com has been in continuous operation since March 2000.

Here are the vital statistics for the HealthyPlace.com website (www.healthyplace.com). As of January 1, 2010:

  • over 1M unique visitors a month come to our award-winning website. That number continues to grow by about 5-10% a month.
  • pageviews run about 5 per visitor session. The site has over 15,000 pages of content. We add about 100 pages of new content every week.
  • average session time: 5-7 min.

Another 1,500 people a day gather in our chatrooms and on our social network. In addition to just getting together to talk, our visitors participate in about 60 support groups that run throughout the week on our chat site focusing on various psychological disorders; hosted by trained volunteers.

We have nearly 550,000 people who have signed up for our "targeted by disorder" email newsletter lists.

We are also home to an online support network (social network) and a live internet TV show that airs twice a week.

next: Why People Come to HealthyPlace.com


Many people come to HealthyPlace.com for information and support to help them cope with various psychological and emotional problems they, or a loved one, may be experiencing. We provide authoritative, constantly updated, information in written form, video and audio, as well as through "chat conferences" and relationships with specialized information and service providers.

Our visitors know that we sincerely care about them and their particular situations. We have literally helped hundreds of thousands of people who are searching for information on what they, or a loved one, are suffering from. This is something we are extremely proud of. That's why our visitors keep coming back home to HealthyPlace.com.

Here's what some of our visitors have to say:

Nancy: "I just sent you my email and I got such a quick response...now that is magic!!!!!! Your chatrooms are like a lifeline to me. We are quite a community/family there. You should be proud of the service you have provided for so many. Thank you again."
Scott: "You all do a great job. Your newsletter is something I look forward to! The chat rooms are a great place to go to. Keep up the good work!!"
Nora: "I have been helped so much by this service in the short time I've been using it that I would like to share it with our student body (I teach at a high school). Thanks for being here to help us! I'm REALLY glad I found this site."
Jill: "I sought help due to a much needed push from my husband. He suggested I visit the HealthyPlace website. I learned so much. I have started taking Celexa. An incredible difference. Here I am at the top again! Thank God. By the way, I am obsessive compulsive, with panic attacks, and also borderline anorexic. Ouch! But here I am doing quite well and succeeding in most everything I do. Being a mother, wife, and full time employee in a job I love! I don't know how I can begin to thank you for this incredibly valuable service you provide."

(more visitor comments about their HealthyPlace.com experience)

next: HealthyPlace.com Audience Profile, Advertising That Interests Our Visitors

From a Sept. 2005 I/PRO Audience Profile Report based on surveys of our visitors, we've discovered that HealthyPlace.com draws some of the most inquisitive people on the web; men and women attracted to the hands-on interactive and professional quality of our content.

  • 82% of our visitors are adult women.

  • 44% have a 4-year college degree or graduate education. 29% have attended college, but didn't graduate. 18% have a high school degree.

  • 46% list their annual household income as between $35-99,000; divided pretty evenly between the income strata. 37% make less than $35,000/yr. and 10% report a household income from $100-200,000+ per year.

  • 80% of our visitors are between 25-60 years old. They are curious, highly participative and motivated towards learning and getting better, or helping their family member or close friend get better.

  • Many of our visitors come to our website (www.healthyplace.com) more than once a week and stay for over 20 minutes on each visit.

  • Most visitors who participate in our social network come an average of 3 times a week and stay from between 15-45 minutes per visit.

We receive about 70-100 emails a day from visitors wanting more information about a particular problem or suggesting topics they would like to see covered on our website. Needless to say, our visitors are extremely interested in anything that can help them understand and alleviate the symptoms of whatever they or their loved one is suffering from.

Here are some of the subjects that most interest our visitors:

  • mental health
  • pharmacology - medications
  • smoking cessation products
  • treatment programs
  • natural treatments and supplements
  • insurance & health plans
  • parenting
  • dieting, weight control, body image
  • general health issues
  • relationships
  • work/career
  • financial matters

And here's why you should sponsor the HealthyPlace.com Website.
Here are some of our major sponsors.

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HealthyPlace.com Sponsors


HealthyPlace.com invites you to visit our sponsors' websites. These are just some of the companies supporting us. You'll find information about various products and services that may be helpful to you. Thank you for visiting HealthyPlace.com.

And, if you would like to be a sponsor, you can get all the details here.

  1. AstraZeneca - Seroquel
  2. Bristol-Myers Squibb - Abilify and Clinical Trial Recruitment
  3. Eli Lilly - Strattera and Cymbalta
  4. Forest Laboratories - Lexapro
  5. Pfizer - Pristiq

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Creative Specs for Advertisers


HealthyPlace.com adheres to IAB guidelines and accepts the following interactive marketing units:

  • 160x600 (20K no flash / 40K w/flash)
  • 300x600 (20K no flash / 40K w/flash)
  • 300x250 (20K no flash / 40K w/flash)
  • 728x90 (20K no flash / 40K w/flash)

HealthyPlace.com accepts units in the following formats:
jpg, gif, flash, pointroll and eyeblaster.

Expanding Ad Guidelines

  • Expanding ads must be user-initiated. User-initiated standard ad units expand beyond standard size on mouse-over and must include language to indicate rollover functionality, such as "roll over to learn more" or "roll over to expand."
  • Expanding ads must have a PROMINENT "CLOSE X" button, not less than 10-pt type, in the upper right hand corner of the expanded portion of the ad. EXCEPTION: Slider ads must have a 16-pt Arial font "CLOSE X" button in the upper left corner of the expanded portion of the ad.
  • Up to 100K in polite download is allowed.
  • Expanded portion MUST automatically close when the user's cursor moves off the ad.
  • Expanding skyscrapers MUST be able to open to the right and to the left, because HealthyPlace.com has skyscraper placements on both the right and the left.
  • Expanding leaderboards MUST be able to expand to the bottom because HealthyPlace.com leaderboard placements are only on the top of the page.
  • Expanding 300x250 rectangles MUST be able to open to the right and to the left, because HealthyPlace.com has rectangle placements on both the right and the left.

Video Guidelines

HealthyPlace.com accepts video ads.

  • HealthyPlace.com allows video ads to appear before appropriate editorial video.
  • The streaming video ad is clickable and has pause, play and mute buttons. Max 30 seconds.
  • Video cannot automatically start; should begin only upon user-initiation and audio must be click to start.
  • Video must be engineered to load politely after content on the page has loaded.
  • Please submit multiple creatives if possible to provide variety to viewers.

Policy Guidelines for Ads that Collect Personal Information:

If you wish to collect personal information within advertisements, those ad units will need to:

  • Clearly identify your organization.
  • Provide a direct link to your privacy policy, adjacent to the submit button.
  • Clearly identify the purpose for collecting the information.

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Sponsor Contact Form


For more information on all the ways HealthyPlace.com can help you meet your marketing goals, please contact one of our advertising representatives below:

David Roberts
HealthyPlace.com Sales
Main Number: 210-225-4388
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or simply fill out this form, right here, and we'll get back to you.

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What Visitors Say About HealthyPlace.com


We, at HealthyPlace.com, are extremely grateful for our loyal visitors. From kudos like the ones below, to suggestions, bug reports, and even odd anecdotes, the people who use our service are the focus of why we strive for excellence. HealthyPlace.com wouldn't be possible without them. If you have your own success story to share, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it about it!

I can't live without HealthyPlace.com because...

I love this site and I really think you have a wonderful chat site. The best I have ever seen. I go to HealthyPlace.com everyday...even 2 or 3 times a day. I have found a lot of recovery there. The people are very kind and supportive and I get a lot of positive information.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Debbie

It's a blessing to have found your website. My husband was diagnosed as a Manic Depressive in April. He's a network engineer who's career has sky rocketed in two years. His boss shared with me how the job is very stressful, so stressful that many other employees were suffering from depression because of the job. After reading all the material on your bipolar site, I have some insight into what he's dealing with and how to proceed from here.

Bless you all. Jocelyn

I have received only a couple of your depression newsletters and already you have helped!! I kept this one (issue #10) on the screen while I proceeded to relieve my stress by "starting small" and clearing up a specific messy pile of papers. Thank you!! I am so glad to have been told about this site because I am recently widowed and am grieving badly and need all the help I can get.

Thank you. ALipson

I just love these conferences. I am new here, but I think this is very valuable. I wish information like this was available 5 years ago. Please include me in your weekly anxiety-panic newsletter. Thanks!

Anne B.

Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I have been a subscriber for the past few months and I really enjoy your home page and the newsstand. Having a mental illness, I am particularly interested in what you have to say each week and I find many things relevant to what is going on today. I just want to thank you all for being caring and supportive.


Thank you so much for writing and informing me of all the latest news on depression and eating disorders. I have struggled for two years now with both problems. I was anorexic, then depressed. I went to a hospital, then relapsed. I'm still dealing with these problems every day, and hearing from others on this supports me in knowing that I'm not alone. Thank you so much for your great newsletter too!


I think your web site is really wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone. You are truly an inspiration!


I love your site! It has been very helpful and I have told friends about it (those who have OCD, as I do). I look forward to arriving at your site everyday.


Being a sufferer of an ED (eating disorder), I want to thank you for offering so many resources during ED awareness week. It seems as though no one really understands the gravity of an ED, but you...and your site, truly do.


You all do a great job. Your abuse issues newsletter is something I look forward to! And the information in your abuse issues community is extremely helpful. The chat rooms are a great place to go too. Keep up the good work!! I have recommended your site to many.

Scott S.

I have received your ADD/ADHD email newsletter. It is educative information and I look forward to hearing from you again.


I want to thank you for all the work you do in helping people deal with mental health issues. It is because of people doing work like you, that mental health is getting some respect in society as a health issue. If we ever get insurance to treat mental health on the same footing as physical health, we will be a much wiser and healthier society.

I take advantage of your chat room on a regular basis. It helps to realize you are not alone. And people there try to lift others out of the doldrums.

I also like your conferences. I read a transcript from a conference you had with Dr. Patty Briton- the sex therapist. I have issues dealing with that area and have visited her weekly chat sessions and it helps to understand relationships and the areas of sexuality.

God Bless. Barbara

I was surfing one night looking for intelligent conversation, which seems hard to find, and came across an individual who said your site was one she chatted in most often. Must confess, I don't know alot about some of the problems and disorders that some of the folks seem to have. I'm just a normal type guy that believes in life, happiness and love for God. Sometimes I'm not quite sure how to handle some of the problems. But I think it helps, for those who need it, to have someone who will listen. Your chatrooms are a safe place for that. Hope I can do some good.

Thanks again, Tim.

I thank everyone at "HealthyPlace.com". Your site is a stop on my patrol ... for me, a breath of fresh air. I always feel lucky when I pass by and stop when I need to. I get there, read and wait. I am lucky to be me. That is a nice gift you give! Thank you and do have an appreciative day!

Best, Cinde

I just wanted to take a few minutes to say how wonderful I think your program is. As a college student it is hard to find people to talk to about problems. I have been struggling with an anorexia for three years now. I was hospitalized a year ago and I am having troubles. I enjoy reading the articles that you have and the books that you offer. BTW, my parents visit here too. They appreciate the support group for parents and all the information you have.

Thank you! Erin

Hello! I am a frequent visitor to the HealthyPlace.com chatrooms and BBS. May I compliment you on a wonderful website, newsletter and service? "Bravo!" You have been instrumental in my desire to recover from anorexia and my alcohol addiction!


This is the only word I have for you: Thanks. For caring. For listening. For helping. For being there.


My defining HealthyPlace.com experience was...

Just a note to say thank you for your web site and service you provide. A couple of weeks ago, I was really down and out. I had no one to turn to and I sent an email for advice. One of the HealthyPlace.com people, provided advice to me on two occasions. I feel better after communicating with her. I probably will seek out a counselor for face-to-face meetings when I get home, but it sure made a difference communicating via the internet when no other means existed for me. Again, thank you for your service.


There were times in the recent past that I was alone at night and scared. Thank you for offering this service. I can say it truly played a part in "saving" me. Because of the information I read on your site, I am in counseling and on medications, but nothing else is twenty-four hours....and nights are the hardest to deal with. It is great to know I am not alone, even when I feel like I am. I have told friends in trouble about this site and hope that they too will use it.

Thanks again. Lexie

I'm touched that you are doing so (adding me to the email list), but I'd rather not be. My parents feel that I complain too much, and I know it's true. They don't know about me visiting your web site. It's the only place I can get any help and support. I enjoy it and you're doing a great job. Thanx again. You're really helping alot of people.

:) Gunslinger

I'm so glad I have you and the chat room. It made me feel so much better. I spoke with a young girl who was trying to kill herself and a few of us talked to her. She felt better when we got off. I felt useful for the first time in a long time.


I'll also take this opportunity to thank you for the HealthyPlace.com site. The first time I found it, the Wednesday night conference was on "grief", with Dr. Slap-Shelton. I will always remember it. I had recently experienced a loss, and decided to sit in on the conference. I had never been to a chat room before, so had a bit of a time figuring it all out. When the conference was over I decided to try out the actual chat. It was pretty fun & interesting, and eventually everyone left except me, and a person on the other side of America from me. *grin* To make a long story short, she & I continued to meet and chat at your site, and we became very good friends. It's uncanny how much easier it is to speak my truth from my heart in this way. I think it's because I'm obviously not at all influenced by the other person's responses via facial expressions & body language. At any rate, she's coming out here for a visit this summer, and I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to find such a dear friend and confidant. Also, kudos to you for providing a place where people can develop a network of support.

Sincerely, Jenna

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