• advertisement

Our Mental Health Blogs

10 Ways Relationship Abuse Is Sabotaging Your Life

10 Ways Relationship Abuse Is Sabotaging Your Life

Relationship abuse damages you at your core. If you are in an abusive relationship, you've probably noticed that your abuser sabotages you. Learn ten different ways relationship abuse destroys your life at HealthyPlace.When in the depths of relationship abuse, you’re probably considering how your abuser is sabotaging your life. While being proactive and optimistic are important and beneficial, understanding your circumstances is as well. Relationship abuse commonly consists of many abusive behaviors that are sabotaging to the victim’s life, and while not all of the behaviors below may be the case for every abusive relationship, there are certainly many that may feel familiar for different cases. Warning, bleak reality checks ahead.

Continue reading

Gaslighting Abuse Examples and How to Respond

Gaslighting Abuse Examples and How to Respond

Spotting examples of gaslighting abuse is tricky enough, but how do you know what to say when a gaslighter strikes? Learn some examples of gaslighting abuse and how to respond to it at HealthyPlace. Don't wait -- get ahead of your gaslighter now.

It’s one thing to recognize examples of gaslighting abuse in a relationship, but it can be difficult to know how to respond. Part of the problem with gaslighting abuse is that if it were easy to spot, it wouldn’t be so effective. The reason these abuse tactics are so insidious is because gaslighters expose themselves gradually, but not without first discovering what makes us tick. As gaslighting abuse targets, we need to understand why and how gaslighters work to get us under their thumb so we can figure out how to respond. You will learn some examples of gaslighting abuse and how to respond to it if you keep reading.

Continue reading

The Unexpected Effect of Exercise on My Mental Health

The Unexpected Effect of Exercise on My Mental Health

The effect of exercise on mental health is often praised as a curative for mental illness. While exercise might not be a cure, it has benefits for some people. At HealthyPlace, discover what the effect of exercise on mental health can be, and how to combat the stigma that it's a mental health cure.

The effect of exercise on mental health and mental illness isn’t what most people think. One of the go-to remedies for those who don’t understand mental illness is to suggest those who have a mental illness exercise as if it’s a cure. It’s often used in the argument that pharmaceuticals are bad by saying regular exercise is the only real cure. While being active can have a positive effect on some people, it’s still not a cure for mental illnesses. Because of that, the suggestion of exercise to fix them is very much a notion of stigma because of its oversimplification and misunderstanding of mental illness.

Continue reading

Separation Anxiety and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Separation Anxiety and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Separation Anxiety and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation DisorderSeparation anxiety in children is an intense fear of being separated from a loved one. It’s considered normal in infants and toddlers. In older kids, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. As the parent of a child with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), I often find myself wondering if what he experienced in early childhood was separation anxiety or the signs of the emotional disorder to come.

Continue reading

Are Anxious Thoughts Magnifying Your Problems?

Are Anxious Thoughts Magnifying Your Problems?

Anxious thoughts can blow problems way out of proportion. But how do you know if your anxious thoughts are magnifying problems? Visit HealthyPlace to discover the signs of an anxious thought takeover and solutions to stop magnifying problems with anxiety.

If you struggle with anxious thoughts, there’s a chance that you tend to magnify your problems. I’ve been there before, and sometimes it’s hard to catch yourself doing it. However, once you master identifying this problem, you can decrease your anxiety (and anxious thoughts) by problem-solving quicker.

Continue reading

Sleep Is My Escape from Schizoaffective Disorder

Sleep Is My Escape from Schizoaffective Disorder

Sleep is my escape from schizoaffective disorder and all of its anxiety, depression and every other symptom I deal with in a normal day. Visit HealthyPlace and compare your feelings about sleep as an escape. Can you relate?

Sleep is my escape, and I need it because schizoaffective disorder causes so much stress in my life. I also suffer a lot from schizoaffective depression. Sleep is an escape — like a magic getaway. I look forward to going to sleep every night.

Continue reading

Five Anxiety Facts that Help You Understand Yourself

Five Anxiety Facts that Help You Understand Yourself

These five anxiety facts can help you understand anxiety and yourself - why you stumble over words or say too much and more. Visit HealthyPlace to get some clarity on anxiety symptoms and how they may affect your vision of yourself.

Anxiety facts can help with one of the most maddening things about anxiety. That is, anxiety makes you feel like you don’t understand yourself anymore. If your anxiety has lasted for a long time, you might feel that you’ve never fully understood yourself. You know you feel terrible: worried, fearful, stressed, and gripped by a cycle of rumination and overthinking. You’re pretty sure it’s anxiety, but you check and double check references to be sure because you wonder if it’s actually anxiety or something else. These five anxiety facts might help you understand yourself and your own anxiety.

Continue reading

Dealing with Loss of Identity in Depression

Dealing with Loss of Identity in Depression

Loss of identity caused by depression is one of the most painful effects of the disorder. But it is possible to maintain or regain who you are and want to be. Learn how on HealthyPlace. Don't let depression make you lose who you are.

Many of us face the loss of identity in depression. It feels as if there is a stranger living inside of us. We don’t recognize the person we see in the mirror. It’s as if depression has stripped us as bare as a tree in the midst of a long, cold winter. It’s difficult, but I deal with a loss of identity in depression and so can you.

Continue reading

Building Personal Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery

Building Personal Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery

Do you struggle with building personal boundaries in eating disorder recovery? Learn how healthy personal boundaries strengthen relationships at HealthyPlace. You'll be able to put ED recovery first when your personal boundaries are strong. Learn why now.

Building personal boundaries in eating disorder recovery helps to make the healing a priority. But when it comes to eating disorder recovery, how can you maintain effective personal boundaries, and why do those boundaries even matter in the first place? It’s important to realize the purpose of having personal boundaries is not to prevent all relationships from nurturing—but to protect the safe relationships from becoming unhealthy. Constructing and asserting personal boundaries will equip you to prioritize eating disorder recovery while teaching the people you care about which behaviors toward you are appropriate and which should be re-evaluated.

Continue reading

The Impact of PTSD on Your Sex Drive

The Impact of PTSD on Your Sex Drive

How can PTSD impact your sex drive in long-term relationships? Read on at HealthyPlace for suggestions on how to discuss PTSD and your sex drive with your partner. Although PTSD impacts sex drive, it doesn't have to destroy your relationship.

One of the things I find most frustrating about living with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the impact PTSD has on my sex drive. I am a private person, and sex is a decidedly personal issue for many people, so I’ve put this topic off many times. However, the problems that PTSD can bring to partners don’t go away on their own, so let’s explore the potential difficulties that PTSD symptoms can bring to a sexual relationship.

Continue reading


Follow Us

Subscribe to Blog

  • advertisement

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