Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness WeekMental Illness Awareness Week runs through October 13. On the HealthyPlace mental health website and across our social networks, we'll be doing special events daily to address important issues associated with mental illness. Yes, we'll be trying to educate the public about mental illness, but we're also focusing on topics that are central to living and coping with a mental health condition.

On our Facebook and Twitter pages, we have our "Question of the Day" which deals with, sometimes, difficult topics like self-medication or loneliness. We also share our successes, so you can walk away with tips that might be helpful to you. We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge.

Of course, our outstanding team of mental health bloggers will be producing relevant articles and videos.

Get Our Blog Widget


 And speaking of our bloggers and spreading 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 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.

Related Mental Illness Information


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.

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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.


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. What a Lemonade Ad Can Teach About BPD Symptoms
  2. What Causes Anxiety Disorders to Develop?
  3. PMDD Symptoms and Treatment

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

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.

Understanding Fear, Anxiety, and Panic on HealthyPlace Radio

Jeff Wise is a science writer and author of the book, Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger. He says forget the simplistic "fight or flight model" of anxiety. According to Mr. Wise, when you really understand the basis of fear, then you can better cope with anxiety and panic. Listen to our interview on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

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. (2012, October 8). Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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