Meaning of 50,000 People Talking About Mental Health

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

Getting Together for Mental Health

Meaning of 50,000 People Talking About Mental HealthOn the HealthyPlace Facebook page, this week, we hit a milestone - 50,000 page Likes (read the story). That represents 50,000 people getting together to learn about and discuss mental health.

Fourteen years ago, the year 2000, when the mental health website opened, individuals and small groups of mostly anonymous people were spread around the Internet just beginning to share their stories of living with a mental illness. Today, with the proliferation of high-quality search engines and social media, access to mental health information and like-minded people is readily available. Off-line, hundreds, maybe thousands, of community-based groups exist offering support and resources to help those with mental health conditions and their family members.

When you look back in time at the level of mental health stigma, and you don't have to go that far back, you can see how far we've come. Thousands of regular, everyday people, like you and our own bipolar blogger, Natasha Tracy, who is receiving a national honor this month for fighting mental health stigma, are standing up, sharing their personal stories and finding millions who can relate. And that's a good thing.

Related Articles Dealing with Mental Health Stigma

Your Thoughts

Today's Question: Do you think the stigma against mental health is beginning to fade compared to 10 years ago? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.


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.

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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. Neuroplasticity: What You Need to Know in PTSD Recovery
  2. Bipolar Treatment That’s “Good Enough,” Isn’t
  3. Parenting a Child with Depression

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.


Mental Health Experiences

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


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our 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.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign

But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

  • Break Time - The Art of Doing Nothing
  • Psychologist Helps Huskies Forge Lasting Bonds
  • The Hidden Benefits of Letting Your Attention Drift
  • Green Tea May Boost Our Working Memory
  • Materialistic People 'More Likely To Be Depressed And Unsatisfied'
  • Improvement In Mental Health Literacy Among General Public
  • Reasons For Substance Use Vary Among Mental Health Patients
  • Estrogen Influences Bone Metabolism In Men
  • Autism: Not Just A Childhood Disorder
  • Seizure Risk Increased Before And After Psychiatric Hospitalization

That's it for now. 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:

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2014, April 10). Meaning of 50,000 People Talking About Mental Health, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Last Updated: September 18, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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