June 4 healthy Place news

June 8, 2010

You can read the HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter online if you wish.


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

New Diabetes Section on HealthyPlace.com

I know – HealthyPlace is a mental health site, why would we open a section with comprehensive diabetes information? Here’s the shocking news:

One in every five people with a mental illness appear to develop diabetes – about double the rate of the general population. -NIMH

There are two theories on why diabetes amongst the mentally ill is growing at such an alarming rate:

  1. People with mental illness tend to eat fattening food, get little exercise and have limited access to health care.
  2. Antipsychotic medications have been linked to excessive weight gain; a primary risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

In the new HealthyPlace Diabetes Community, you’ll find detailed information on the symptoms, causes, treatments and complications of diabetes. Plus, we have a special section on Diabetes and Mental Illness written by award-winning mental health author, Julie Fast. If you are looking for specific articles, here’s the Diabetes section table of contents.

Diabetes is a serious and dangerous medical condition. It’s important you learn all you can about it.

Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences on developing, being diagnosed, and living with diabetes 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


"Women In Love With Psychopaths" On HealthyPlace TV

Why do some women fall for men with severe psychopathology (Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths)? And if you’re in a pathological relationship, how do you get out? Author of "Women Who Love Psychopaths" and expert in pathological relationships, Sandra Brown M.A., answers those questions on this week’s HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.

Watch the interview live and ask your personal questions, Wednesday, June 3 at 3p Central, 4p ET or catch it on-demand on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show website.

Still to Come in June on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show
  • PTSD: Dealing with Trauma in Your Life
  • Interview with Breaking Bipolar blogger, Natasha Tracy

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

For previous HealthyPlace TV archived shows, click the "on-demand" button on the player.

From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

First, we want to note that Bipolar Vida blogger, Cristina Fender, is leaving the blogging world. The good news is she’s going to college to pursue her dream of helping others with a mental illness. Cristina has written many wonderful posts on her journey to bipolar recovery which will remain on the HealthyPlace site. She shared what it’s like living with bipolar disorder and provided inspiration to many to aid in their recovery efforts. For that, we sincerely thank her and wish her the best.

Our new bipolar blogger is Natasha Tracy. Her blog, Breaking Bipolar,provides an inside look at bipolar disorder from a woman who’s received almost every bipolar treatment currently available. You can read more about Natasha and watch her new video here. I hope you’ll leave your comments on her blog. When you’re writing, it’s nice to get feedback from your readers.

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.

Navigating The Social World For Young Adults With Social Anxiety

As our anxiety blogger, Aimee White, can tell you, living with social anxiety isn’t easy.  What can parents do when they have a teenager or adult child suffering from social anxiety?  Dr. Steven Richfield, the Parent Coach, has some parenting tips for helping an adult child with social anxiety.

We also encourage you to visit and share the new Parent Coach site with others. It’s located in the HealthyPlace Parenting Community. The site is home to nearly 200 brief articles addressing issues many of our "parent" readers are concerned about.

Latest Mental Health News

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

  • Seeking an Objective Test for Attention Disorder
  • Happiness May Come With Age, Study Says
  • Shedding Light on Recovered Memories
  • Mental Illness And Crime
  • Cannabis Use Linked to Better Cognitive Function in Schizophrenia
  • Cannabis Use Increases Psychosis-Related Outcomes
  • Bipolar Disorder Linked to Certain Positive Psychological Traits

That’s it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the HealthyPlace.com 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, follow HealthyPlace on Twitter or become a fan of HealthyPlace on Facebook.

Thank you,

Community Partner Team
HealthyPlace.com – America’s Mental Health Channel
"When you’re at HealthyPlace.com, you’re never alone."


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