Inside the Bipolar Mind of Natasha Tracy
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- HealthyPlace Newsletter Reader Comments
- Share Your Mental Health Experiences
- "Inside the Bipolar Mind of Natasha Tracy" On HealthyPlace TV
- From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
We get a lot of comments from our readers. Feel free to share yours, either in writing or by calling our "Share Your Mental Health Experiences" line (number below). Here are a few comments that are reflective of the way many of our readers feel.
Ann writes about the link between mental illness and diabetes, plus she adds this observation: "Because of my mental illness, I have been to several mental illness and addictions centers. What I have noticed in some is the very large amount of people who suffer from diabetes at these centers. I attended a Christmas Party at one center and was astounded at the amount of sweets and other desserts that were handed out."
Stigma of Mental Illness
Responding to our article on "Schizophrenia, Support, Treatment and Stigma of Mental Illness" and Kristin Bell's appearance on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show, Michael writes: It's nice to have public role models. I wish my ex-boss would have seen this. I just got fired after telling him I take medication for depression. (Ed. Note: Make sure you read Some Think Bipolar Disorder is Glamorous. Do You?)
Cecily says "I love that I can see the articles my friends are recommending on your site.
Bryan adds: "Because of the new FB buttons, some of my Facebook friends who come to HealthyPlace discovered Aimee White (Nitty Gritty of Anxiety Blog) through me. Now we're all fans.
In this article, I posed the question: Does thinking of yourself as your mental health diagnosis end up hurting your self-esteem and contribute to stigma surrounding mental illness.
Sara's comment: "I say 'I'm bipolar' and I don't feel bad about it one bit. It's just a part of who I am."
Tom agreed with me: "I quit saying 'my son is schizophrenic. I now say he has schizophrenia.' When I used the word 'schizophrenic,' I actually had one person say to me 'Oh! He's a homocidal maniac, huh?"
Share Your Mental Health Experiences
Share your thoughts on "stigma of mental illness" 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 healthyplace.com
Breaking Bipolar blog author, Natasha Tracy, takes off the glamorous veil sometimes covering the face of bipolar disorder and shows us what's underneath - on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.
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- Some Think Bipolar Disorder is Glamorous. Do You? (tv show blog, audio post, guest info)
Still to Come in June on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show
- PTSD: Dealing with Trauma in Your Life
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 healthyplace.com
Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.
Your comments and observations are welcomed.
- Being Bipolar and Alone Isn't Poetic or Romantic (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- 3 ADHD Epiphanies I Almost Forgot About (ADDaboy! adult ADHD blog)
- From the Patient" href="blogs/eatingdisorderrecovery/2010/06/separating-the-eating-disorder-from-the-patient/" target="_blank">Separating the Eating Disorder From the Patient (Eating Disorder Recovery: The Power of Parents blog)
- Social Anxiety Support: How Family and Friends Can Help (Nitty Gritty of Anxiety blog)
- Finding An Eating Disorder Treatment Specialist
- Bipolar as Love Thief
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.
Staff, H. (2010, June 9). Inside the Bipolar Mind of Natasha Tracy, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, January 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/inside-the-bipolar-mind-of-natasha-tracy