Mental Illness Treatment: HealthyPlace Newsletter

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

A Personal Story About Bipolar Disorder and Life

After the HealthyPlace TV Show on "The Devastation Caused by Untreated Bipolar Disorder", Marlene wrote in to share her personal story. It's full of twists and turns, provides a lot of insight into the person she was and is, and after facing many obstacles, she writes: "I have used the obstacles in my life as stepping-stones on my path to inner peace."

"When and Where to Get Help for Mental Health Issues" On HealthyPlace TV

Not a day goes by where we don't get at least a half dozen emails that start something like this: "I think I have a problem, but I'm not sure. But if I do, where do I get help?"

This Tuesday night, we're going to be answering those questions with help from our guest from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). And if you have experienced difficulty in obtaining mental health treatment (whether from financial or other reasons), please consider being a guest on the show. All you need is a webcam and a fast internet connection (cable/dsl). Sharing your story can be helpful to many others.

As always, you'll be able to ask our guests your questions too. The show starts at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET and airs live on our website.

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In the second half of the show, you get to ask Dr. Harry Croft, your personal mental health questions.

You can watch last week's show on "Soldiers and PTSD" by clicking the "on-demand" button on the video player on the HealthyPlace TV Show homepage.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

A lot of people think it's depression, but anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness - affecting nearly 40 million American adults. Are you one of them?

If you're looking for anxiety self-help information or detailed info on any of the anxiety disorders, you have to visit Dr. Reid Wilson's "Anxieties Site" on Dr. Wilson is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Whether you are trying to get over your fear of flying or you want to know how to treat panic attacks or OCD, you'll find it here. Dr. Wilson has also written several anxiety self-help books and book/cd sets on treating different aspects of anxiety disorders.

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Staff, H. (2009, March 23). Mental Illness Treatment: HealthyPlace Newsletter, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 18 from

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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