HealthyPlace Wins 6 Web Health Awards

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

It's nice to be "officially" recognized for doing a good job. And this week, we were notified that HealthyPlace won 6 Web Health Awards, including the Silver Award for Best Health Website. The competition was stiff, considering we were up against the likes of great health sites like WebMD, Everyday Health, and Mayo Health.

Every day, for the people who work at, our goal is to provide trustworthy information and useful resources for understanding mental health conditions and seeking appropriate treatment. Managing a site the size of HealthyPlace takes a true team effort and our fantastic mental health bloggers are a big part of that team. This year, three of them won Web Health Awards for Best Health Blog.

  1. Silver Award - Life with Bob blog by Angela McClanahan. A blog about parenting a child with a mental illness.
  2. Bronze Award - Breaking Bipolar blog by Natasha Tracy. This is the second year in a row, Natasha has won a Web Health Award.
  3. Merit Award - Surviving ED blog by Angela Lackey.

We congratulate our award-winning bloggers. You can too by leaving a comment on their blog.

HealthyPlace won 2 other big awards:

  1. Silver Award for Best Audio Webcast for the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show. The show we submitted was "Surviving Child Abuse". Paula talks about surviving child abuse at the hands of her mother, who had Dissociative Identity Disorder. Take a listen.
  2. Silver Award for Best Interactive Health Content for our free, online psychological tests.

If you have a website, blog, Facebook or Twitter page, please feel free to link (fb like) to any part of the website. A lot of people who need mental health information and support find us that way.

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 HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

Your comments and observations are welcomed.

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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 Thoughts: From the HealthyPlace Forums and Chat

On our New Member Forum, Fred says he's trying to understand his son's bipolar diagnosis. He's been hospitalized because of suicidal thoughts and is coming home. "I really want to understand his moods and learn how to cope with his mood swings." Sign into the forums and share your thoughts and comments on helping a loved one with bipolar disorder.

Join us on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Forums and Chat

You must be a registered HealthyPlace member. If you aren't already, it's free and takes less than 30 seconds. Just click the "register button" at the top of the page.

At the bottom of the forums page, you'll notice a chat bar (similar to facebook). You can chat with any registered member on the forums site.

We hope you'll be a frequent participant and share our support link with others who may benefit.

A Family Faced with Schizophrenia Finds Hope and Recovery

As a child, there was always something different about Ben's behavior. But it took years of visits to different doctors, hospitalizations, and a lot of worry before his mother, Randye Kaye, found out her son had early-onset schizophrenia. Since then, she's learned a lot about being a parent to a child with mental illness. Randye shares some important lessons on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (A Family Faced with Schizophrenia Finds Hope and Recovery - TV Show blog)

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

  • Living Straight, Coming Out Gay
  • Trip From Mental Illness to Advocacy

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

Sexual Assault Recovery On HealthyPlace Radio

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "can't you just get over it?" Unfortunately, so have a lot of people who have been sexually assaulted. Trauma specialist, Dr. Kathleen Young, joins us to discuss the recovery process and why it's difficult recovering from sexual assault and rape. That's on this edition of the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

Information on sexual assault and rape can be found here and in the Abuse Issues community.

Other Recent HealthyPlace Radio Shows

  • The Hidden Causes of Anxiety and How to Treat Them: The cause of your anxiety disorder doesn't have to be strictly psychological. There are also physical reasons why people develop anxiety disorders and sometimes they are overlooked by health professionals. Dr. Sharon Heller discusses the physical causes of anxiety and how to treat them.
  • Child Abuse: The Impact Doesn't Have to Last A Lifetime
    Nikki Rosen has been through severe child abuse, drugs, an eating disorder, self-harm, panic attacks, prison, rape, living on the streets with no money, no family and no hope. She details her true story in a book titled "In the Eye of Deception." The focus on this Mental Health Radio Show is: living through, surviving huge obstacles in your life and coming out the other side.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2011, May 20). HealthyPlace Wins 6 Web Health Awards, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 18 from

Last Updated: May 30, 2017

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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