What True Support Looks Like

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

An Example of True Support

True SupportSome people, children and adults, can be so cruel -- some without realizing the impact their words will have.

I'm watching a video of auditions on the show "Britain's Got Talent." There's a 17 year old boy and his 16 year old female singing partner standing on the stage. The girl is doing all the talking, when Simon Cowell says to the boy: "you don't talk very much." And then they cut away to the back story.

The boy, who is obese, shares that when he was growing up, everybody ridiculed him for being the point where he just crawled into a shell. It's obvious that he's suffered terribly from that experience. It's affected who he is and how he feels about himself.

That's the sad part. The beautiful part is hearing what the girl has to say. When I heard her words, it reminded me that there are a lot of good people in the world. Those are the people you want to seek out and befriend.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. Verbal Abuse Disguised as Love
  2. Looking to a Relationship to Fix Bipolar
  3. Mental Health Videos

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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

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Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.

Overcoming Depression: Why Some Find It Very Difficult - on HealthyPlace TV

Dr. Deborah Serani is an expert on depression - from both a professional and personal point of view. What she's found out is that when it comes to depression recovery, your genetic and personal experience history do make a difference. Watch Overcoming Depression.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2012, April 20). What True Support Looks Like, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 23 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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