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Focused on living with a mental illness. Includes mental health and treatment information plus happenings on the HealthyPlace TV Show and HealthyPlace.com website.

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This is what's happening this week at HealthyPlace.com

Tips for Handling the Holidays with Addiction (November 22, 2017)

Maintaining addiction recovery during the holiday season is often challenging. Learn practical tips to maintain sobriety over the holidays at HealthyPlace
  • Tips for Handling the Holidays with Addiction
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Hey Doc! Bipolar Treatment Isn't Just about Stability
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Speak Up or Stay Private after Sexual Harassment or Assault? (November 15, 2017)

Surviving sexual harassment or sexual assault is very traumatizing. Is it better to talk about it publicly or keep it to yourself? Find out at HealthyPlace.
  • Speak Up or Stay Private after Sexual Harassment or Assault?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: How to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

HealthyPlace Wins a 2017 Gold eHealthcare Leadership Award (November 8, 2017)

HealthyPlace mental health website wins Gold Award for the Best Consumer Disease-Focused Site in the Best Overall Internet Site category. Read more.
  • HealthyPlace Wins a 2017 Gold eHealthcare Leadership Award
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Quit Your Bipolar Medication. Say What?!
  • Video: Living with Major Depression: You are Not Alone
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Animal Assisted Therapy for Your Mental Health (November 1, 2017)

Animal assisted therapy may be beneficial for your mental health. Learn how pet therapy is used for mental health at HealthyPlace.com
  • Animal Assisted Therapy for Your Mental Health
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and Self-Love
  • Video: Bottling Up Your Emotions is Not the Answer
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

What Kind of Mental Health Help Do You Need? (October 25, 2017)

When you’re experiencing mental health symptoms, how do you know what kind of mental health help you need? Find out on HealthyPlace.
  • What Kind of Mental Health Help Do You Need?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Rapid Cycling: I Want Off This Roller Coaster
  • Video: Starting Antidepressants? I Have Something to Tell You
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) FAQs (October 18, 2017)

Are you wondering about Seasonal Affective Disorder? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about SAD at HealthyPlace.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) FAQs
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar 2 Symptoms That Went Unnoticed
  • Video: 3 Depression Management Tips That Work
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

One Important Tip for Improving Your Mental Health Now (October 11, 2017)

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  • One Important Tip for Improving Your Mental Health Now
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: 3 Ways I Manage Bipolar Disorder
  • Video: Depressed and Cutting: Why Did I Self Injure?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Traumatic Stress, Psychological Strain after a Tragedy (October 4, 2017)

Experiencing traumatic stress is natural after a traumatic event like the Las Vegas shooting. Learn more about traumatic stress and its impact at HealthyPlace
  • Traumatic Stress, Psychological Strain after a Tragedy
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar and Relationships: Quit Using My Bipolar Against Me
  • Video: Shame, Stigma Keeps Us from Getting Depression Treatment
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Could Depression Be Caused by Inflammation in the Body? (September 27, 2017)

Is inflammation causing your depression? Learn more about how depression and inflammation could be connected at HealthyPlace
  • Could Depression Be Caused by Inflammation in the Body?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and Denial
  • Video: What is the Best Depression Treatment?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Stress Management: What are Your Lists Like? (September 21, 2017)

Stress management is crucial for your mental health. Learn how list-making can help you manage stress at HealthyPlace
  • Stress Management: What are Your Lists Like?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: How to Help Someone with Bipolar Disorder
  • Video: Depressed and Locked in a Psychiatric Hospital
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Beauty Influencers Sharing Mental Health Problems for Profit (September 13, 2017)

Beauty vloggers sharing mental health tips is becoming very common, but it might not be a good thing. Find out why at HealthyPlace
  • Beauty Influencers Sharing Mental Health Problems for Profit
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Success with Bipolar 2 Disorder is What You Make It
  • Video: Sexual Assault Led to My Depression
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Disaster Mental Health after Hurricane Harvey (September 6, 2017)

Hurricanes and natural disasters can negatively impact your mental health. Learn 6 tips to cope with traumatic events at HealthyPlace
  • Disaster Mental Health after Hurricane Harvey
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: How My Depression Started
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

One Depression Management Technique That Works  (August 30, 2017)

Managing depression often feels impossible, but we have a depression management technique that really works. Check it out on HealthyPlace
  • One Depression Management Technique That Works
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar and ADHD: A Double Whammy!
  • Video: I’m Veronica. This is My Life with Depression
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Do Online Mental Health Tests Actually Work?  (August 23, 2017)

Are online mental health tests reliable? Read 4 guidelines to find out if online mental health tests really work at HealthyPlace
  • Do Online Mental Health Tests Actually Work?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder Recovery. Really?!
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

What is the Difference Between OCD and OCPD?  (August 16, 2017)

OCD and OCPD are often seen as similar, but ,in actuality, they are very different mental disorders. Learn the differences between OCD and OCPD at HealthyPlace.
  • What is the Difference Between OCD and OCPD?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and Anger
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Four Signs It’s Time to Seek Mental Health Help  (August 9, 2017)

How do you know when you need mental health help? Learn 4 signs that it’s time to seek for mental health at HealthyPlace
  • Four Signs It’s Time to Seek Mental Health Help
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: 3 Hard Truths About Bipolar Disorder
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Set Boundaries to Avoid Isolation, Enhance Mental Health (August 2, 2017)

Has your mental health forced you into isolation? Get 3 tips to avoid isolation and enhance your mental health at HealthyPlace
  • Set Boundaries to Avoid Isolation, Enhance Mental Health
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: What Bipolar Disorder Means To Me
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Replace Caffeine with 3 Things, Boost Your Mental Health (July 26, 2017)

Caffeine can harm your mental health. Learn 3 options to replace caffeine and boost your mental health at HealthyPlace
  • Replace Caffeine with 3 Things, Boost Your Mental Health
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: How Does Your Bipolar Mind Work?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Can You Diagnose Yourself with a Mental Illness?  (July 19, 2017)

Can you really diagnose yourself with a mental illness?  Find out on HealthyPlace.
  • Can You Diagnose Yourself with a Mental Illness?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar and Hypersexuality: Sex and My Emotions
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

What Really Causes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?  (July 12, 2017)

PTSD causes may be confusing for some. Learn the real causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at HealthyPlace.
  • What Really Causes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: After I Disclosed My Bipolar Disorder
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Hesitant About Mental Health Therapy? Consider This (July 5, 2017)

Is mental health therapy for you?  Find out how mental health therapy can benefit you at HealthyPlace.com
  • Hesitant About Mental Health Therapy? Consider This
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder: Insecurities and Self-Doubt
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

How Do Therapists Approach Mental Health Challenges? (June 29, 2017)

Therapist help us with mental health challenges, but how do they do it? Learn how therapist approach mental health challenges at HealthyPlace
  • How Do Therapists Approach Mental Health Challenges?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Am I Hypomanic or Happy?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Trusting Yourself, Others When You Live with Mental Illness (June 21, 2017)

Trusting yourself when you have a mental illness is tricky, but it can be done. Learn 3 ideas on how to develop trust in yourself at HealthyPlace
  • Trusting Yourself, Others When You Live with Mental Illness
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Dating Insecurities and No Favors Please
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Are Mental Illness Diagnostic Labels a Good Idea? (June 14, 2017)

Some find mental illness diagnostic labels harmful. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of mental illness diagnostic labels at HeathyPlace.
  • Are Mental Illness Diagnostic Labels a Good Idea?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and Creativity: I'm No Van Gogh
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

You Can Be Self-Confident When You Live with Mental Illness (June 7, 2017)

Being self-confident when living with a mental illness may seem impossible, but it’s not. Learn 3 tips to become more confident at HealthyPlace.
  • You Can Be Self-Confident When You Live with Mental Illness
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: What Does a Bipolar Depressive Episode Feel Like?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

What is Biofeedback, and How Does it Help Mental Health? (May 31, 2017)

Definition of biofeedback and an explanation of how biofeedback works to improve mental health. But how effective is it? Find out on HealthyPlace.
  • What is Biofeedback, and How Does it Help Mental Health?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Talking About My Bipolar Disorder with My Dad
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Signs of Self-Stigma: Do You Stigmatize Yourself? (May 24, 2017)

Stigma from others is damaging, but can you stigmatize yourself? Learn to recognize the signs of self-stigma at HealthyPlace.com
  • Signs of Self-Stigma: Do You Stigmatize Yourself?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Stigma: You Don't Look Mentally Ill
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Three Ways to Manage Your Mood (May 17, 2017)

Managing unwanted moods can be challenging when you have a mental illness, but it can be done. Learn 3 ways to manage your mood at HealthyPlace
  • Three Ways to Manage Your Mood
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and Isolation
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

The Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness (May 10, 2017)

Are mental health and mental illness different concepts? Read more about what mental health and mental illness is and how they are connected at HealtyPlace
  • The Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and Insomnia
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Introverts, Extroverts: Mental Health Awareness Month Tips (May 3, 2017)

You would think Mental Health Awareness Month would be good for everybody. But for some with mental illness, it may not be. Find out why on HealthyPlace
  • Introverts, Extroverts: Mental Health Awareness Month Tips
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar and Body Image
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

How to Adjust to Your New Mental Illness Diagnosis (April 26, 2017)

Receiving a mental illness diagnosis can be shocking. Learn how your relationships can help you adjust to a new mental illness diagnosis at HealthyPlace
  • How to Adjust to Your New Mental Illness Diagnosis
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: How Bipolar Disorder Changed Me
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Mental Illness Isn’t All-Encompassing (April 19, 2017)

Mental illness can make life challenging, but it isn’t all-encompassing. Learn how to keep mental illness from overpowering your life at HealthyPlace
  • Mental Illness Isn’t All-Encompassing
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and College at 19 Years Old
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (April 12, 2017)

Comparing yourself to others is dangerous, but can you really stop? Here are 5 simple steps to stop comparing yourself to others at HealthyPlace
  • Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Hypomanic Hannah: Bipolar Disorder: Acknowledging the Pain I Caused
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Eating Disorders: 3 Things to Know about Anorexia Nervosa (April 5, 2017)

Anorexia nervosa is serious and complicated to understand. Find 3 essentials things to help you understand anorexia nervosa at HealthyPlace.
  • Eating Disorders: 3 Things to Know about Anorexia Nervosa
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Hypomanic Hannah: What Does Hypomania Feel Like?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Can You Get Rid of Intrusive Thoughts? (March 29, 2017)

 Intrusive thoughts are unpleasant and may seem unavoidable, but we have 4 ways to deal with intrusive thoughts at HealthyPlace. Check this out.
  • Can You Get Rid of Intrusive Thoughts?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Involuntary Commitment for Mental Illness is Scary
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Finding it Hard to Set Boundaries? Think of It This Way (March 22, 2017)

Although setting boundaries is healthy, it can be tough to do. Learn 2 concepts that will help you to establish and keep healthy boundaries at HealthyPlace
  • Finding it Hard to Set Boundaries? Think of It This Way
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Stereotypes of Bipolar Women
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

How to Deal with Irritability and Mental Health Disorders (March 15, 2017)

Dealing with irritability can make a big difference in your mental health. Learn 5 practical and easy tips to deal with irritability at HealthyPlace
  • How to Deal with Irritability and Mental Health Disorders
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Taking Bipolar Medications Isn't Crazy
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

End the Isolation Caused by Mental Illness (March 8, 2017)

A sense of isolation is common when dealing with mental illness. Find 3 tips to connect and overcome isolation at HealthyPlace
  • End the Isolation Caused by Mental Illness
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Surviving Anxious Times with Bipolar Disorder
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Could It Be OCD? (March 1, 2017)

There's a difference between acting OCD and actually having OCD. Discover the difference between habits and OCD symptoms  at HealthyPlace.
  • Could It Be OCD?
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Handling Extreme Emotions of Bipolar Disorder
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Nurture Your Mental Health at the End of Winter (February 22, 2017)

With seasonal depression, even the final months of winter can challenge your mental health. Get 4 practical ideas to nurture your mental health at HealthyPlace.
  • Nurture Your Mental Health at the End of Winter
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Having Bipolar Disorder Doesn't Mean We're All the Same
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

The Importance of Downtime and How to Make It (February 15, 2017)

Downtime can help ease mental illness symptoms. Learn 3 tips on how to create downtime to enhance your wellbeing at HealthyPlace
  • The Importance of Downtime and How to Make It
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: What Does a Person with Bipolar Disorder Look Like?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Mental Health Challenges in School: Help Your Child Succeed (February 9, 2017)

When facing mental health problems, school can be challenging for you and your child. Learn 4 tips on how to help your child succeed at school.
  • Mental Health Challenges in School: Help Your Child Succeed
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Disclosing Bipolar Disorder
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Movie Split and Portrayal of Dissociative Identity Disorder (February 1, 2017)

DID can be difficult to understand, and many sensationalistic movies, like Split, lead to misunderstanding. Learn what DID is really like at HealthyPlace.
  • Movie Split and Portrayal of Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: 3 Biggest Challenges in Dealing with Bipolar 2
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

4 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship (January 25, 2017)

Are you in a toxic relationship? See if you recognize these 4 surefire signs of a toxic relationship at HealthyPlace.
  • 4 Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Bipolar Disorder and Social Anxiety. Yikes!
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

How to Effectively Communicate Your Mental Health Needs (January 18, 2017)

Communicating your mental health needs can get tricky. Read 4 practical tips to effectively communicate your mental health needs at HealthyPlace
  • How to Effectively Communicate Your Mental Health Needs
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Dating with Bipolar Disorder
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

Take Back Your Life from Mental Illness: Volunteer (January 11, 2017)

Can volunteer work improve your mental health? Learn 4 ways in which volunteering can lead to better mental health at HealthyPlace.
  • Take Back Your Life from Mental Illness: Volunteer
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: What is it Like Living with Bipolar 2?
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

5 Mental Health Hacks for Owning Your Life (January 4, 2017)

Want ideas to improve your mental health? Try these 5 mental health hacks from HealthyPlace and see results.
  • 5 Mental Health Hacks for Owning Your Life
  • From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
  • Video: Mental Health New Year’s Resolutions: No New You in 2017
  • Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
  • Mental Health Quote

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Last Updated: 21 November 2017
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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