Do You Find It Hard to Love Yourself?
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Do You Find It Hard to Love Yourself?
- Big Announcement This Coming Tuesday
- Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- Mental Health Experiences
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Parenting an ADHD Child the Right Way
On our social sites this week, we've been talking about "being your own worst critic" and finding it hard to love yourself. As our former blogger, Deltra Coyne says "it's difficult loving yourself when you have a mental illness." For many, the root of being your own worst critic goes back to childhood and hearing negative messages about your abilities and self-worth, says HealthyPlace Medical Director and Board-Certified psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Croft. Dr. Croft notes that when you have a mental illness, it's usually coupled with depression or periods of depression which can feed into your inner critic. Eventually, the constant self-criticism turns into low self-esteem and people sometimes describe that as "finding it hard to love yourself."
So how can you turn low self-esteem and feelings of low self-worth around?
- Therapy helps you establish an objective view of yourself.
- Associate with people who are "positive" and get as far away as possible from people who are destructive to you.
- Set small achievable goals. When they are accomplished, acknowledge that in a way that feels good to you.
All this takes time and practice, so be gentle with yourself along the way.
Do you find it hard to love yourself? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.
- How Negative Thinking Kills Your Self-Confidence
- Gaining Self-Respect: You Are Worth It
- Building Self-Esteem with Affirmations
- Simple Self-Esteem Boosters to Improve Your Self-Esteem
In our last newsletter, we mentioned that we had an announcement coming. As we shared earlier, we started working on a mental health project at HealthyPlace that we hope will initiate some real change. We'll be announcing the details on Tuesday morning at 9 am CT, 10 ET. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you'll be getting an email. We'll also be talking about it on our social sites; Facebook, Twitter and Google+. We hope you'll not only check it out, but once you learn about the project, you'll want to join us and participate.
And if you have a blog, website or a social profile on Facebook, Google+ or another social site and would like to join our efforts, email us at info@HealthyPlace.com and in the subject line put "I Want to Help" and we'll share the details with you.
Get Our Mental Health Blog Widget
Nearly 160 sites and blogs are helping spread awareness of mental illness. How about putting our mental health blogs widget on your website, blog or social page? The latest HealthyPlace blog headlines appear as soon as the articles are posted on our site. Just click "Get Widget" at the bottom of the widget, grab the embed code and paste it into your page. You'll also see embed links for Wordpress, Blogger, Linkedin and other social sites there.
As a bonus, put the blogs widget on your site or blog, email us (info AT healthyplace.com) with a page link where it appears, and we'll give a shoutout to your site, blog, or social site on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Share our Stories
At the top and bottom of all our stories, you'll find social share buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and other social sites. If you find a particular story, video, psychological test or other HealthyPlace feature helpful, there's a good chance others in need will too. Please share.
We also get many inquiries about our linking policy. If you have a website or blog, you can link to any page on the HealthyPlace website without asking us beforehand.
Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- Q and A with ‘Electroboy’ Andy Behrman – Part Two
- How to Stop Panic Attacks and Prevent Panic Attacks
- PTSD and Memories of Abuse
If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.
Share your thoughts/experiences with 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 healthyplace.com
On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- Alcoholism Relapse Prevention Not Just for the Alcoholic (Your Mental Health Blog)
- Dear Fear: A “Dear John” Letter To Your Anxiety (Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog)
- What is a Bipolar Routine? (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- Blueprint for PTSD Recovery Motion (Trauma! A PTSD Blog)
- What is “Healthy” Self-Esteem? (Building Self-Esteem Blog)
- The Right to Bear Arms vs. the Right to Mental Health Care (Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog)
- The Connection Between Mental Illness and Self-Confidence! (Recovering From Mental Illness Blog)
- Respect, Not Stigma (Mental Illness in the Family Blog)
- ADHD: Homework Horror (Life with Bob Blog)
- Codependency in LGBT Relationships (The Life: LGBT Mental Health and Relationships Blog)
- How a Video Game Gave Me My Life Back (More Than Borderline Blog)
- Secrets in Eating Disorder Recovery (Surviving ED Blog)
- The Etiquette Of Revealing Mental Illness (Funny in the Head: A Mental Health Humor Blog)
- How to Help Someone with a Drug Addiction (Debunking Addiction Blog)
- Choose Your Own Fairy-Tale Ending to Abuse (Verbal Abuse and Relationships Blog)
- Schizophrenia Poetry Series (Creative Schizophrenia Blog)
- Inside a Tipping Point (Living with Adult ADHD Blog)
- Mental Illness – When Your Family Won’t Believe You (Speaking Out About Self-Injury Blog)
- Don’t Fear Adversity (Coping with Depression Blog)
- Hope, Help and Happiness: A Mental Health Holiday Wish List (The Bipolar Griot Blog)
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.
Parenting a child with ADHD can feel daunting and exhausting. Our guests, Tracey Bromley Goodwin, M.ED. and Holly Oberacker, ATR, LMHC, share parenting strategies that work, helping both the parent and ADHD child. Listen to Parenting an ADHD Child the Right Way.
That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the HealthyPlace.com 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:
- circle HealthyPlace on Google+,
- follow HealthyPlace on Twitter
- follow HealthyPlace on Pinterest
- or become a fan of HealthyPlace on Facebook.
Staff, H. (2013, January 17). Do You Find It Hard to Love Yourself?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2022, May 23 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/do-you-find-it-hard-to-love-yourself