• advertisement

Our Mental Health Blogs

Publicly Living with a Mental Illness

Publicly Living with a Mental Illness

Sharing your mental health with the world can backfire sometimes. There are stories across the Internet where people have lost jobs, severed relationships, and been severely criticized because they admitted to having a mental illness like depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder or you name it. Of course, that’s why most people use a false identity when posting on the web, so others won’t know it’s them.

Continue reading

A Narcissist Explains Workplace Bullies

A Narcissist Explains Workplace Bullies

Get inside the mind of a narcissist and learn what makes workplace bullies tick. Watch our video interview with Sam Vaknin, self-proclaimed narcissist.

According to the  Workplace Bullying Institute, 35% of the U.S. workforce – an estimated 53.5 million Americans – report being bullied at work. If you’re one of them, you’re already well acquainted with the dread and anxiety that goes along with being a victim of chronic psychological violence. But how well do you know your tormentor? Is she a narcissist, driven by a grandiose sense of her own importance? Is he a psychopath, devoid of compassion and empathy? Arming yourself with information about workplace bullies and their methods may help you find ways of coping with them.

Continue reading

Experiencing Avoidant Personality Disorder

Experiencing Avoidant Personality Disorder

What is it like for people with Avoidant Personality Disorder? Learn about AvPD. Watch Avoidant Personality Disorder video as guest describes life with AvPD.

I wasn’t really familiar with avoidant personality disorder until studying up for this week’s guest. I came across notes from a mock therapy session with a patient diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder. Reading it, you can get a sense of what it’s like living with avoidant personality disorder.

Continue reading

Borderline Personality Disorder: Coping With A BPD Loved One

Borderline Personality Disorder: Coping With A BPD Loved One

Dealing with a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder can be difficult. Watch this video on Coping with a BPD Loved One.

Here’s how one person in a 10-year relationship with a person with borderline personality disorder describes the experience: “Although I loved this person, I hated the relationship. It was a psychological hell.”

Coping with someone living with borderline personality disorder can be emotionally exhausting and a difficult challenge. Here’s why.

Continue reading

Women in Love With Psychopaths

Women in Love With Psychopaths

HealthyPlace has the largest narcissism site on the internet: Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited. Thousands of people visit every month.

I mention this because we are constantly flooded with emails from victims of narcissists, mostly women, who are emotionally beat up and mentally dragged down after being in a relationship with a narcissist.  While reading through these emails, I’ve often wondered what attracted these women to men with narcissistic personality disorder and led them to stay; even at huge emotional and financial costs.  Those who were lucky enough to escape are still reeling, trying to delve through the aftermath. For answers to “why?,” we are turning to this week’s guest, Sandra Brown, MA.

Continue reading

Abusers, Narcissists and How to Deal with Them – Oct. 6

Abusers, Narcissists and How to Deal with Them – Oct. 6

Narcissist and narcissism expert, Sam Vaknin discussing abusers and abusive narcissists on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. Watch it now.

Abusers are predators. Many have an uncanny ability to portray themselves as caring individuals, pillars of the community. “At home, they are intimidating and suffocating monsters,” says Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self-Love, Narcissism Revisited and our guest this coming Tuesday.

Continue reading

Living with Narcissism, Dealing with a Narcissist – July 28

Living with Narcissism, Dealing with a Narcissist – July 28

Narcissism: An Inflated Sense of Self

It’s always a good idea to have some self-worth. We are often reminded of the old adage “you have to love yourself before you can love someone else.” While this is true for some, there are others in this world that can do without the second part of that cliché. For them, self-love and admiration is extreme and results in problematic and unhealthy relationships.

On Tuesday’s show, we will talk about narcissism and the disorders that stem from it in its excessive form. Dr. Harry Croft, Medical Director of Healthyplace.com, will help us understand why these narcissists are so self-involved and whether or not there is treatment out there to help. Plus learn how to identify the diagnostic warning signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and how to recognize a narcissist when you see one.

Our guest, Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love – Narcissism Revisited and contributor to Healthyplace.com, will take us through his personal journey as a self-proclaimed narcissist and tell us how it impacted his life. He will let us in on some secrets of a true narcissist and give us the information we need to deal with one. If you would like to read more about Sam Vaknin, narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder, visit his website on HealthyPlace.com.

Be sure to join us Tuesday as we examine the world of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The live show airs at a special time this week only: 10a PT, 12 noon CT, 1p ET. At Healthyplace.com, our purpose is to arm you with as much information as possible to help you tackle your mental health concerns.

If you, or someone you know is suffering with Narcissistic Personality Disorder or ha been victimized by a narcissist, feel free to write me at producer AT healthyplace.com. Sharing your story can be helpful to so many others going through the same thing.

See you Tuesday!

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading


Follow Us

  • advertisement

in TV Show Blog Comments

Mental Health Newsletter

Sign up for the HealthyPlace mental health newsletter for latest news, articles, events.

Mental Health
Newsletter Subscribe Now!

Mental Health Newsletter

Sign up for the HealthyPlace mental health newsletter for latest news, articles, events.

Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me