Addictions in the Family: HealthyPlace Newsletter

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

Why Do People Develop Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders therapist, Joanna Poppink MFT says she's noticed a pattern in eating disorder patients who have come to her over the years that could make them susceptible to developing an eating disorder. Her site, "Triumphant Journey," is in the HealthyPlace Eating Disorders Community. Joanna also notes that because eating disorders and their related issues can be so overwhelming, many sufferers feel like there is no hope. So she wrote another article on "Recovery: How Do I Begin." Additional eating disorders articles from Joanna Poppink here.

"Impact of Addiction on Family Members" On HealthyPlace TV

If you have a family member with a drug or alcohol addiction, you know they can wreck havoc within the family. Learn what happens when families cope with a drug or alcohol problem and what family members can do to help themselves.

This Tuesday night, March 31. The show starts at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET and airs live on our website.

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

Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

Suicide is a difficult subject to address. Many with mental health concerns, given an opportunity, will admit that the subject has at least crossed their minds. On HealthyPlace, we have comprehensive information on suicide; from how to help yourself if you're feeling suicidal to how to help a suicidal person.

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Narcissism and The Narcissist

When it comes to mental health and the internet, I've been an observer of what's online for a long, long time.  And I don't think there's a more thorough resource on Narcissism and the Narcissist than Sam Vaknin's "Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited" site on In fact, thousands of people a month come to HealthyPlace looking for information on narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder and from emails we receive, most are victims of a narcissist.

The site is comprised of over 350 pages of content. Here are some key links:

Improving Impulse Control Within Young Children

Is your child having difficulty keeping his hands to himself? Or maybe she makes inappropriate statements or gets over-exuberant around other people? This week, the parent coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, writes about: Improving Impulse Control Within Young Children

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Staff, H. (2009, March 30). Addictions in the Family: HealthyPlace Newsletter, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 25 from

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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