ECT and A Courageous Recovery From Depression

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

Things Not Working Out? Delete Your Relationship

I thought I'd share something with you that was really frightening today. One of our interns came in and announced she was breaking up with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend texted her earlier in the morning with the news that the 2 year relationship was over.

As you might imagine, this young lady was very upset. She was crying. A few of us tried to console her. This went on for about an hour and we went back to work. By 2 p.m., I dropped by her desk and saw she was doing something on her iphone. "How are you doing," I asked.

"Better now," she replied. "I'm deleting all his text messages, emails and photos."

When she was finished, she walked to my desk and announced "There! He's out of my life." And it crossed my mind, in a few hours, she just deleted someone out of her life. Is that possible?

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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.

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"ECT and A Courageous Recovery From Depression" On HealthyPlace TV

Carol Kivler suffered from a horrible depession, one that took 50 ECT treatments and 4 hospitalizations to recover from. She wants to share her story on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show - live 2p CST, 3 EST on Wed., Feb. 24.

You can watch the interview on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show website.

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Still to Come in February on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

  • Parenting a Child with Behavior Problems w/ Dr. Steven Richfield (The Parent Coach)

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

Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.

From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

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Coaching Your Child to Be More Flexible

Do you have a child who is rigid in thought, can't go with the flow? It can be maddening and very frustrating, but as a parent what can you do? The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, has some suggestions for turning your rigid child into a more flexible one.

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Staff, H. (2010, February 23). ECT and A Courageous Recovery From Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 14 from

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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