Standing Up for Mental Health on Facebook

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

Standing Up for Mental Health on Facebook

hp-newsletter-2-07-13Sara Johnson wrote us to say that as a result of the "Stand Up for Mental Health" campaign, she Stood Up on Facebook and disclosed that she has bipolar disorder to her family members and friends. Her story is amazing on so many different levels. First, it takes a huge amount of courage to do that. She says it was like a breath of fresh air. Secondly, she's a social worker, who for years told her clients to stand up to stigma yet hid her own mental illness. That's how strong mental health stigma is. That's why it must be broken.

If you are waiting for everyone to be educated about mental illness and then hoping they will accept you with open arms, it's likely to be a very long wait. End mental illness stigma today. Don't let it pollute your mind. Don't tolerate it in your life. Stand Up to stigma. Stand Up for Yourself. Stand Up for Mental Health.

Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign Update

It has been two weeks since we launched the campaign. And it's really resonating with people. So far, nearly 1,000 people have joined the campaign. We, and 46 Million Americans with mental illness, need you to stand up. Together, we can do this. If you have a website or blog, please put a campaign button on it. (Buttons are available for parents of children with mental illness and mental health professionals and organizations too.) We also have covers and images for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. No matter what mental health condition you have, let others know about the "Stand Up for Mental Health" campaign, that stigma is wrong and will no longer be tolerated in your life.

Your Thoughts

You can share your thoughts about Sara Johnson's story. We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

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Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness

Get Our Mental Health Blog Widget

Nearly 190 sites and blogs are helping spread awareness of mental illness. How about putting our mental health blogs widget on your website, blog or social page? The latest HealthyPlace blog headlines appear as soon as the articles are posted on our site. Just click "Get Widget" at the bottom of the widget, grab the embed code and paste it into your page. You'll also see embed links for Wordpress, Blogger, Linkedin and other social sites there.

As a bonus, put the blogs widget on your site or blog, email us (info AT with a page link where it appears, and we'll give a shoutout to your site, blog, or social site on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Share our Stories

At the top and bottom of all our stories, you'll find social share buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and other social sites. If you find a particular story, video, psychological test or other HealthyPlace feature helpful, there's a good chance others in need will too. Please share.

We also get many inquiries about our linking policy. If you have a website or blog, you can link to any page on the HealthyPlace website without asking us beforehand.


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. Dear Fear: A “Dear John” Letter To Your Anxiety
  2. What is Sexual Addiction, Sexual Compulsion?
  3. Mental Health Hotline Numbers and Referral Resources

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences with 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


From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our 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.

Your Mental Health Quotes Are Beautiful

That's what Ashley wrote when she saw the new mental health quotes and sayings set against beautiful, shareable images on our website. We have general quotes about mental health, mental illness, as well an anxiety quotes, depression quotes, bipolar quotes and more. Each day, we add one new mental health quote or saying to a category, so come back often.

Help for the Disrespected Step Parent

Our parent coach, Dr. Steven Richfield gets this email: "We're a blended family that's not blending too well right now. What advice do you have for a disrespected step-parent who is losing it way too much?

Latest Mental Health News

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

  • The Philosophy of Data
  • Personality in the Bedroom
  • When Work is Play
  • Sugar Rusk
  • Ditching Your Comfort Zone
  • Suicide Following Acute Alcohol Intoxication A Greater Risk For American Indians
  • Mentally Ill People Smoke A Lot More Than People Without Mental Illness
  • Drug Overdose From Prescription Opioids Reaches Epidemic Levels In NYC
  • 10% Of Mentally Ill Teenagers Use Cannabis, Drink And Smoke
  • Anxiety May Contribute to Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder
  • Parental Psychosis Affects Early Schizophrenia Risk Factors
  • Emotion Regulation Therapy (DBT) Benefits Bipolar Patients

That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the 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:

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2013, February 7). Standing Up for Mental Health on Facebook, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 19 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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