Stopping Self-Injury: HealthyPlace Newsletter

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

We are kicking the week off by announcing that we have over 1000 members who have joined the HealthyPlace Support Network in the last month. We're getting all sorts of positive feedback.  People enjoy being able to keep their own blog/journal, plus get and give advice and support. To join us, simply click the register button in the top right corner of the homepage. It's free and hopefully, you'll get something positive from it. You can invite your friends too.

HealthyPlace TV

Tuesday's HealthyPlace TV Show focuses on "Self-injury: Why I Started and Why It's So Difficult to Stop." Our guest is 35.  She started self-injuring when she was 13. The show airs live at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET. Part of our guest's story is here, where she explains what drove her to self-injury. Other TV Show links:

Don't forget, the self-injury part of the show is during the first half.  In the second half of the show, you get to ask our Medical Director and Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Croft, your personal mental health questions.

Also, if you have a website, blog, myspace or facebook page and you would like to put the TV Show player on your site for your friends and visitors to see, simply go to the HealthyPlace TV Show homepage. At the bottom of the player, you'll see a button that says "embed".  Just click that and copy and paste the code into your page.

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TV Show on Bipolar Disorder "On-Demand"

And if you missed it, you can catch last week's show on "The Devastation Caused By Untreated Bipolar Disorder", click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows. Our guest, Ted, shared his story of life with untreated bipolar disorder. A couple of the highlights: Ted discussed the impact bipolar disorder had on his teenage son and wife and the tools his family used to aid in their recovery. Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, has a companion post on Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Depression in Children: It Can Be Trying on Parents Too

Depression, like many other disorders such as ADHD and Bipolar Disorder, can affect children too. One of the biggest problems parents face is getting a correct diagnosis.

This week, one of our readers is sharing her personal story of the decade long struggle she had trying to figure out what was going on with her son.  Cathy's story is entitled:  "What's Wrong with My Son?" If you're a parent, I encourage you to read it because first, it'll let you know that you are not alone in your experiences and secondly, there are some valuable lessons to be learned from what Cathy went through.

On the subject of "feeling alone," Amanda, who manages the HealthyPlace Support Network, wrote a piece "Feeling Alone, but Not Being Alone."

Free? Yes!

Following up on last week's newletter about our relaunch, we received some emails asking whether the new tools on the site are free of charge.  Yes, they are. And we hope you find them useful. These features include:

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Staff, H. (2009, March 10). Stopping Self-Injury: HealthyPlace Newsletter, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 23 from

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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