Being Thankful - HealthyPlace Newsletter

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

What Do You Have To Be Thankful For?

The holiday season is upon us and like many publications and websites, we have our share of "how to survive" articles:

I agree that it's important to think about how to cope with the challenges the holidays may pose, but what I want to recommend is that you don't focus strictly on the negatives. I liked Angela McClanahan's blog post on Finding Gratitude. It had an optimistic tone to it.

HealthyPlace Medical Director and psychiatrist, Harry Croft MD, told me that reflecting on positive things and feeling grateful for them creates a better mood and more optimistic state of mind.

So I want to suggest that for a few minutes each day, think for a second about the millions of people who are not blessed with what you have, or are simply in a worse condition than you. You'll find the answer to the question: "What do I have to be thankful for?"

Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences on "things you're grateful for" or any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT

Staying Sober Through the Holidays On HealthyPlace TV

Rachael Brownell is an alcoholic who attends AA meetings daily and has been sober for 3 years. Yet, she still worries about the temptations the holiday season presents. The author of "Mommy Doesn't Drink Here Anymore" discusses the difficulty of maintaining sobriety and her tips for staying sober during the holidays. That's on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (TV Show blog)

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Still to Come in December on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

  • The Realities of Sexual Addiction
  • Recovering from a Drinking Relapse

If you would like to be a guest on the show or share your personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT

For all previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV archived shows.

Extreme Fear: Friend or Foe on HealthyPlace Radio

Fear is a mysterious force. It sabotages our ability to think clearly and can drive us to blind panic, yet it can also give us superhuman speed, strength, and powers of perception. Jeff Wise, author of "Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger" discusses the science of fear and how the simple model of "fight or flight" is now being replaced with a more scientific understanding. Listen to the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.



Are You Tired of Bipolar Disorder Controlling Your Life?

HealthyPlace Bipolar and Depression writer and best-selling author, Julie Fast, is offering HealthyPlace members a Special Holiday Sale Price on her books!

Take advantage of it by clicking this link.

Don't let bipolar or depression take away your joy.


From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

Your comments and observations are welcomed.

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.

If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week,

We know it's the start of the holiday season and all of us here at HealthyPlace wish you a peaceful one.

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(2010, December 3). Being Thankful - HealthyPlace Newsletter, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 18 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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