I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Go Check Out HealthyPlace.com

I received an email about a website that sounds like a wonderful resource and I wanted to share what it's promoting this week. Take a look!*******

Recovering From An Eating Disorder
SOARING numbers of young girls are being treated in hospitals for eating disorders.

A new report shows cases of bulimia and anorexia among girls under 18 have leapt by 47 percent from 2004 to 2008. In the UK, there has also been a 25 per cent rise in girls UNDER NINE being treated for eating disorders.

Recovery from an eating disorder is no walk in the park, which is why so many people suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or compulsive overeating never make it to the other side of recovery.

Eating Disorders treatment specialist, Joanna Poppink, MFT, has been treating eating disorder patients for over 20 years. Her website, Triumphant Journey: A Cyberguide To Stop Overeating and Recover from Eating Disorders, is in the HealthyPlace.com Eating Disorders Community.

In three new articles, she discusses the journey people must take when they are serious about eating disorders treatment.

Eating Disorder Recovery: Living A Balanced Life
Life Transitions in Eating Disorder Recovery - What Do I Do Now?
Getting Better and Losing Friends During Eating Disorder Recovery
"Eating Disorders Treatment: Recovery from Eating Disorders and Why It’s So Darn Difficult" On HealthyPlace TV
Our guest has been battling anorexia and bulimia for over 15 years. Shannon Cutts, author of "Beating Ana," will be sharing her struggle and the issues involved in overcoming an eating disorder.

*******This Tuesday night, June 2. The show starts at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET and airs live on our website.

TV Show Blog with this week's show info
In the second half of the show, you get to ask Dr. Harry Croft, your personal mental health questions.

Also this month on HealthyPlace TV

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: Is It Possible?
Child Abuse and Its Impact Later in Life
Your Child’s Mental Health: What Every Parent Should Know
If you would like to be a guest on the show or share you personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT healthyplace.com

*****Bipolar Depression
When it comes to Bipolar Disorder, most people think of the manic episodes that are connected with the disorder; which is why the other flavor of Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Depression, is often overlooked and misdiagnosed. Bipolar Depression also carries a higher risk of suicide.

We have a new section on Bipolar Depression in the HealthyPlace.com Bipolar Community. It's written by award-winning mental health author, Julie Fast, who wrote the "Gold Standard of Treating Bipolar Disorder" and the "Gold Standard of Treating Depression" for HealthyPlace.com.

In easy-to-understand language, Julie provides an authoritative look at Bipolar Depression:

Differences Between Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression
Why Bipolar Depression is Often Misdiagnosed
Role of Mania in Bipolar Depression
Treatment and Medications for Bipolar Depression
Treatment Differences Between Depression and Bipolar Depression
Bipolar Depression Management Tips
Bipolar Depression Special Section: Table of Contents
Getting a correct diagnosis for Bipolar Depression is not easy, but it's very important. A misdiagnosis can lead to incorrect treatment which can be hazardous to your mental health.

Online, you can join the HealthyPlace Mental Health Support Network. If you're looking for face-to-face meetings for:

Bipolar Disorder and Depression, there's the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has groups for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
For Anxiety Disorders, there's the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) offers support for ADHD.
Mental Health America can also assist you in finding a support group.
Chapters of each group exist across the United States.

Also try contacting your county mental health association, local United Way and county psychological association. Usually, they can lead you in the right direction in finding a support group in your community.

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