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Controlling Overeating and Food Addiction – Sept. 29

Controlling Overeating and Food Addiction – Sept. 29

Reasons why people overeat and how to successfully manage your food addiction. Watch our guest, Caryl Ehrlich, founder of the Caryl Ehrlich program.

Overeating is a big problem for many of us. On the Tuesday night HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show, we’re welcoming Caryl Ehrlich, founder of the Caryl Ehrlich Program. We’re going to be discussing the reasons why people overeat and then learn how to successfully manage your food addiction. You can watch and participate (we’ll be taking your questions) right from the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show homepage. If you can’t make the live show, watch it “on-demand.”

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Surviving A Suicide Attempt in the Family – Recap

Surviving A Suicide Attempt in the Family – Recap

Last Tuesday, we covered an unusual aspect of suicide; surviving it.

After listening to our guest Patricia Gallagher relive her husband, John’s, failed suicide attempts, we understand that although he survived, there were many pieces left to put together. The Gallagher’s dealt with shame and initially decided not to divulge too much information to friends and family.

They also endured many obstacles, such as separation in their marriage and their teenage children who had trouble dealing with their father’s choices. Now an advocate for preventing suicide, John and Patricia don’t hide anymore secrets and want others to learn from their troubling experience.

In addition to Patricia, HealthyPlace.com Medical Director and Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Dr. Harry shared the warning signs of suicide. If you or anyone you know is displaying any of the following symptoms, professional help should be sought immediately to prevent a tragedy.

• Lack of energy
• Clinical depression
• Sleep problems
• Severe panic attacks or suffering from panic disorder
• Talking about suicide

Lastly, please remember that those who attempt suicide and fail are at increased risk of trying again.

To watch the show in its entirety, click here HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show on Suicide in the Family. To learn more about the Gallagher’s , visit their website at www.speakingaboutdepression.com.

On Tuesday September 29, we will revisit food addictions with our guest Caryl Erlich. We want to hear your stories so email me at producer AT healthyplace.com.

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Surviving a Family Member’s Suicide Attempt

Surviving a Family Member’s Suicide Attempt

As you know, suicide is never a pleasant subject. Often times, bouts of depression are so strong that those suffering feel the only way out is to end their life. What family members are left to deal with is unbearable, as feelings of loss and guilt take over.

But what happens when the suicide attempt fails? It seems that situations such as these are not any easier to deal with.

Fear, Worry, and Stress of a Repeated Attempted Suicide

This Tuesday, September 22, we will talk with one family who lived through this nightmare. Patricia Gallagher watched as stress and depression consumed her husband’s life. John, a financial analyst, lived in constant worry over the stability of his job and the welfare of his family. After dealing with excruciating headaches, high blood pressure from the stress and weight loss, he decided he could not deal with the stresses any longer and made the life altering decision to end his life…but failed…twice.

Be sure to watch Tuesday as Patricia relives her husband’s failed attempts at ending his life and what they are doing now to keep their family together.

Dr. Croft will be available to discuss the impact of stress and depression and take questions on this or any mental health related questions. You can read Dr. Croft’s blog post on Coping with Suicide here. We also have comprehensive information on all facets of suicide here.

Have a comment or story you would like to share? E-mail me at producer AT healthyplace.com. We’re here to provide the most up-to-date and trusted information on mental health.

See you Tuesday at 5:30p PST, 7:30 CST, 8:30 EST. You can watch the show live, or later on-demand, on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show homepage. As always, our guest will be taking your questions during the live show.

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Psychosis in Bipolar Disorder – Recap

Psychosis in Bipolar Disorder – Recap

Why do people with bipolar disorder sometimes become psychotic and what’s it like to experience this loss of reality in everyday life? That’s what we talked about on Tuesday’s HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. It coincided with the introduction of our new Bipolar Psychosis section in the HealthyPlace Bipolar Community.

Our guest was mental health author and HealthyPlace.com writer, Julie Fast. Julie has lived with bipolar disorder for over three decades and has endured many psychotic episodes throughout that time. Clearly, Julie has experienced many weird hallucinations and delusions, but she emphasized they can be managed effectively and discussed the various treatments for psychosis as well as management techniques.

Julie has a wealth of knowledge and experience on bipolar disorder. To get more information on her bipolar treatment plan, read the Gold Standard for Treating Bipolar Disorder or visit her website at www.juliefast.com.

Click here f you missed the show on Bipolar Psychosis. HealthyPlace.com Medical Director and TV show co-host, Dr. Harry Croft also went into great length about the symptoms, causes and treatments of psychosis in bipolar disorder that you don’t want to miss.

Surviving Suicide on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

Join us this coming Tuesday as we explore life after an attempted suicide. (Watch the show here). If you or someone you know is picking up the pieces after an attempted suicide, e-mail with comments or questions to producer AT healthyplace.com. You can also respond directly to this post by clicking the word comments next to the “posted in” link below.

Remember we air live every Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST / 8:30 pm EST and 5:30 pm PST. See you then!

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Bipolar Psychosis: When Things Get Really Weird

Bipolar Psychosis: When Things Get Really Weird

We’re back in the studio this coming Tuesday, September 15, with a great show on psychosis in Bipolar Disorder.

In case you are not familiar with Bipolar Disorder, you’d be surprised to know that it affects more than 15 million American adults and children. The most common bipolar symptoms documented are severe mood swings and change in behavior, which explains its alternative name, manic depression. Highs (manic) and lows (depression) often lead to the inability to be involved in long-term relationships or hold a job.

Living with Bipolar Psychosis

Another symptom of bipolar disorder experienced during extreme manic and depressive phases is psychotic thinking, where the person is out of touch with reality and may experience auditory, visual or other sensory hallucinations. And that’s what we’re going to be talking about with our guest, Julie Fast.

Julie is an accomplished mental health writer who also has bipolar disorder. Her previous assignments for HealthyPlace.com include:

And today, we are launching a new section on Bipolar Psychosis in which Julie discusses not only the signs, symptoms, causes and treatments of psychosis in Bipolar Disorder, but she provides personal insight into the experience of having a bipolar psychotic episode (videos 9-10 on bipolar psychosis).

Dr. Harry Croft will be with us to provide his expertise on the subject of psychosis in bipolar disorder. And, like we do every Tuesday night, we reserve the second half of the show for any mental health questions you have for Dr. Croft. If you would like to get more information on Bipolar Disorder, click here to read articles or maybe even take our bipolar screening test to determine whether or not you might need to seek professional treatment.

Finally, you can e-mail me at producer AT healthyplace.com if you have questions or experiences you would like to share. Our goal at HealthyPlace TV is to bring you real life people with real experiences so that you know you are not alone in what you or a loved one may be going through. We are here to help point you in the right direction and get you to live your best life.

We’ll see you on Tuesday night for the live HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show on Bipolar Psychosis. We start at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CST, 8:30 EST or you can watch it at your leisure by clicking the “on-demand” button on the player locoated on the HealthyPlace TV Show homepage.

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