Mental Illness and Hope: HealthyPlace Newsletter

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

Mental Illness and the Importance of Hope

HOPE is such an important part of life; especially if you are living with a mental illness. Many of us hope there is help available to treat our depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or other psychiatric condition. We hope that the missing pieces of the puzzle will be identified, funded and implemented so that our symptoms are forever banished from our lives.

This week, two of our bloggers share different viewpoints on the topic.

For Becky Oberg, hope is a beacon that a relatively new therapy has improved her ability to manage the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. There are many mental health professionals, who today, believe that BPD is untreatable and won't even accept a BPD patient.

Breaking Bipolar blog author, Natasha Tracy, looks at hope as a two edged sword. It can be a motivator in driving you to seek and maintain treatment. On the other hand, hopes can be quickly dashed if treatment doesn't prove to be effective.

Mental Health Experiences

What does HOPE mean to you? Share your thoughts/experiences on HOPE 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.

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"Bipolar In the Workplace" On HealthyPlace TV

Managing bipolar symptoms is a job unto itself. Dealing with Bipolar Disorder and issues in your place of work or your business takes the problem to an entirely new level. HealthyPlace blogger and entrepreneur, Peter Zawistowski, has gone through everything from all-night work binges to having troubles managing money and he talks about that on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (TV Show blog)

Coming in November on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

  • De-romanticizing Anorexia
  • My Life with Schizophrenia

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

For all previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV archived shows.

Becoming One: Integration and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Sarah Olson has Dissociative Identity Disorder aka Multiple Personality Disorder. Nearly 15 years ago, while undergoing Dissociative Identity Disorder treatment, Sarah made a decision to integrate her over 50 alters. Why? How? and the change and impact it has had on her life is the subject of this HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

Your comments and observations are welcomed.

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.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2010, October 28). Mental Illness and Hope: HealthyPlace Newsletter, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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