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Recovering From Compulsive Overeating with Josie Lenore

Recovering From Compulsive Overeating with Josie Lenore

Josie Lenore began using food for emotional soothing at age 9. By 17, she was a compulsive overeater. Her life and recovery from compulsive overeating here.

Stopping compulsive overeating isn’t as simple as just saying you’ll quit. As HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft explains in this week’s blog post, there’s a significant emotional component to compulsive overeating.

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Mental Illness Show Reset for Tuesday, Dec. 1

Mental Illness Show Reset for Tuesday, Dec. 1

As you probably already know, our guest for last Tuesday’s show on Mental Illness in the Family had some technical difficulty. The show will air live, this Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 5:30p CT, 6:30p ET. You can read Rebecca’s post: My Daughter’s Mental Illness Has Turned My World Upside Down

It will be followed by our regularly scheduled live show on Compulsive Overeating at 7:30p CT, 8:30 ET. I hope you’ll join us for both shows.

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Mental Illness in the Family: Dissociative Identity Disorder

Mental Illness in the Family: Dissociative Identity Disorder

The impact of mental illness on families is huge. Our guest's daughter has Dissociative Identity Disorder. The mental illness has torn her family apart. Watch now

Whether it’s a mental or physical illness, it’s natural to concentrate on the person who has the illness. Many forget that family members and loved ones are also suffering. The impact of mental illness on families comes in the forms of grief, denial, frustration, exhaustion, and stigma.

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My Daughter’s Mental Illness Turned My World Upside Down

My Daughter’s Mental Illness Turned My World Upside Down

Her daughters Dissociative Identity Disorder diagnosis has put a huge strain on Rebecca and her family. Watch as she discusses the impact of mental illness in the family.

Hello. My name is Rebecca. I am writing in response to the article I just saw on the HealthyPlace website about living with DID. I am a 33 year old mother of 3 little girls and have spent the past 2 years watching my oldest daughter completely fall apart. I watched her go from being a normal, albeit extremely emotional, little girl to not even knowing which parts of her life are based in reality and what is happening in a reality that exists only within her own head.

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Intersexuality and What Being Intersexual Means

Intersexuality and What Being Intersexual Means

In 1993, Kailana received an official diagnosis of intersexual. She says the diagnosis pretty much destroyed what little life I had held onto. Watch this video.

I don’t pretend to understand what it’s like to be intersexual. Most of the autobiographical stories, written by intersexuals, that I’ve read online talk about years of living with pain, shame, confusion, embarrassment and depression. (Read Dr. Croft’s blog post: What is Intersexuality?)

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I’m Intersexual and My Parents Raised Me as the Wrong Gender

I’m Intersexual and My Parents Raised Me as the Wrong Gender

Kailana, who is intersexual. Here, she discusses the impact of Kailana, who is intersexual, discusse the intersex diagnosis and her experieces as an intersexual.

This post is written by Kailana, who is intersexual. Here, she discusses the impact of the intersex diagnosis and her experieces as an intersexual. She is an upcoming guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at 7:30p CT, 8:30 ET.

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Body Image Distortions, BDD with Rebecca

Body Image Distortions, BDD with Rebecca

Rebecca has Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Her issues revolve around perceived facial deformities and other body image problems. Watch her now. HealthyPlace TV Show.

Imagine the psychological torture of being told by others that you look fine, yet inside, you know that your (perceived) physical deformities make you unattractive. That is the crux of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

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