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Managing Your OCD Symptoms: June 30

Managing Your OCD Symptoms: June 30

James Callner was diagnosed with OCD in his late 20s. The symptoms of OCD hampered his life many years until he brought them under control. How? Watch this video.

Have you ever experienced unwanted thoughts or felt the need to repeat an action over-and-over again until you felt safe? Have these thoughts or actions caused you anxiety, to the point of interfering with your normal activities? If so, we invite you to watch Tuesday night’s show focusing on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Parenting Child w/ Mental Illness Show Recap

Parenting Child w/ Mental Illness Show Recap

Parenting a child with a mental illness is unusually tough and can result in parents suffering from depression, financial ruin and divorce. Watch on HealthyPlace TV.

Parenting is a tough job. Parenting a child with a mental illness is unusually tough, as we learned from Tuesday evening’s HealthyPlace TV Show.

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Parenting a Child with a Mental Illness – June 23

Parenting a Child with a Mental Illness – June 23

Parenting a child with a mental illness can be tough. On HealthyPlace TV, Cheryl discusses her life w/ 3 children diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression. Watch now.

Anyone who is raising a child knows of the challenges involved. From a very young age, all the way into teenage years, parents sometimes struggle to understand mood behaviors, actions and learning problems of their precious children.

Many parents wonder: “is there something wrong with my child?” – but they can’t put their finger on the problem or they make up excuses to validate the child’s behavior – “all boys are like that.”

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Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – Recap

Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – Recap

How many adults have you ever heard discuss surviving child sexual abuse? Watch HealthyPlace TV. Our guest discusses the impact child sexual abuse had on her life.

Mental health certainly carries a lot of stigma, but think about this — how many adults have you ever heard discuss surviving child sexual abuse? Outside of my job, the answer would be “none.” No one talks about it. They mention sexual predators or child molesters, but not what life is like after being sexually abused as a child.

On Tuesday night’s HealthyPlace TV Show, the discussion centered around the impact child sexual abuse has later in life. Dr. Harry Croft, Medical Director of HealthyPlace, helped us understand how sexual abuse impacts victims in their adult lives. Many child abuse survivors suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, personality disorders and many self-harm. It’s frightening, but some go on to become abusers themselves.

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Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Later in Life – June 16

Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Later in Life – June 16

What is life like after being sexually abused as a child? Watch Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse on-demand on HealthyPlace TV.

In today’s world, there is much discussion on the subject of sexually abused children. On a regular basis, our nightly newscasts bring us appalling stories of sexual predators and their young, innocent victims. Do you ever stop to wonder what happens to these “children” as they turn into adults themselves and try to lead a normal life? What is a normal life after you realize that you’re youth has been taken away?

On Tuesday’s show (June 16), we’ll dig into a topic that is often never talked about: adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Many times, victims try to lead normal lives but encounter problems such as low self esteem, problems with relationships, trust issues, and the ability to have normal sexual relations. As a result of the sexual abuse, other disorders such as PTSD and depression occur.

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Recovering From Borderline Personality Disorder Show – Recap

Recovering From Borderline Personality Disorder Show – Recap

What a great show!

Tuesday night, we visited the topic of Borderline Personality Disorder and revealed some ugly truths that come along with it. HealthyPlace Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, provided insight into the difficulty of diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder and how far treatment of BPD has come along over the years.

Dr. Croft told us that BPD does not discriminate. Although the disorder commonly occurs in those who were sexually abused as children or maybe even neglected, it can also show up in those who lived in a nurturing environment.

We were lucky to have two guests, Tami Green and A.J. Mahari. Both recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder.

A.J., who was diagnosed with BPD at age 19, shared her experience of living with Borderline Personality Disorder. Her road to recovery started when she realized the common denominator in her strained or failed relationships was herself. Her unhappiness was unbearable. She soon realized there was much more to life than just being angry and feeling hurt. Today, she is 14 years into recovery and attributes her success to dedicated therapists.

Our second guest, Tami Green, has a different but victorious story. After struggling with drug abuse and a poor sense of self, she was able to stabilize with the help of a nurturing community. Unfortunately, as she got older, her Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms returned. Soon she found herself drinking alcohol and her marriage ended in divorce. Now a life coach for BPD sufferers, she says that the transformation of her sense of self was significant in her recovery. She was able to give stages to recovery that starts with tolerating stress.

After hearing both of these courageous women speak, it seems they shared a common problem. In the beginning of their recovery, their mental health providers were not able to properly treat their symptoms. Although BPD is stigmatized with notions of “untreatable” and “hopelessness,” these two women were able to overcome their symptoms and lead a normal, fulfilling life.

If you would like to learn more about A.J. Mahari, you can visit her website. Her website will lead you to her other websites, blogs, and podcasts that she is active with.

If you’re interested Tami Green’s work, you can visit Tami Green’s website. Her website is filled with her speeches as well as articles she has written on BPD.

As always, Tuesday’s night show can be viewed on the HealthyPlace TV Show homepage. Just click “on-demand” button on the TV show player and you will be on your way to finding out how this information can help you with your recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Can Borderline Personality Disorder Be Treated Effectively? June 9

Can Borderline Personality Disorder Be Treated Effectively? June 9

Sometimes in life, we encounter many situations that leave us empty or broken, causing us to feel like we have failed. For some, it’s easy to pick up the pieces and move on; but others are not so lucky. Feelings of self-doubt, emptiness and sorrow consume some people leaving them with nowhere to turn.

Do these symptoms describe you? If you feel like you have experienced any of these feelings, please watch the HealthyPlace TV show live on our website this Tuesday night as we discuss Borderline Personality Disorder and the possibility of treatment.

On the show, we will talk to A.J. Mahari, who was formally diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 19. Now at age 51, she is 14 years into recovery and helps others with their own struggles dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder by writing articles and becoming a life coach. You won’t want to miss her compelling story as she takes us through her full circle encounters with BPD.

As always, we invite you, the viewer, to ask A.J. any questions that might help you better understand what you or a loved one is going through. Our Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft will also be on hand to answer questions on BPD (read Dr. Croft’s blog on Borderline Personality Disorder: Symptoms to Treatment) or any mental health concerns you are experiencing. If you would like to submit your questions prior to the show, e-mail me at producer@healthyplace.com.

HealthyPlace.com is committed to keeping you informed on mental health disorders by providing trusted information. Feel free to check out our section on treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder to answer any questions you have before the show. Be sure to join us this Tuesday at 7:30 CST, 8;30 ET as we uncover ways you can beat this disorder and help get back your life back on track.

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Eating Disorders Recovery Show Recap

Eating Disorders Recovery Show Recap

Recovering from eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia, is a difficult process. Shannon Cutts, author of Beating Ana, talk about it on HealthyPlace TV. Watch it now.

On Tuesday night’s show, we addressed the difficulty in recovering from eating disorders. HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft mentioned a key factor in understanding this disease is to remember it is not about having a fat phobia‚ but it has to do with control, or maybe even lack of.

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Difficulty of Recovering From An Eating Disorder: June 2

Difficulty of Recovering From An Eating Disorder: June 2

What does recovery from an eating disorder really mean? Shannon Cutts, author of Beating Ana, shares her story of living and recovery from an eating disorder on HealthyPlace TV. Watch now.

For many people with an eating disorder, trying to recover from anorexia or bulimia can be a long and difficult process.

June 2, 2009 we’re discussing what recovery from an eating disorder really means and why it’s so darn difficult to “quit your eating disorder.” Our guest, Shannon Cutts, will give us a look inside her life and her 15-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Shannon understands firsthand the total isolation, dead-end thinking, and exhausting mind tricks that eating disorders confine you to.

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