People Who Sabotage Your Mental Health Recovery

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

People Who Sabotage Your Mental Health Recovery

People Who Sabotage Your Mental Health RecoveryThere are people who want to purposefully sabotage your mental health recovery. In what I think is an important article, Breaking Bipolar blog author, Natasha Tracy, asks: Do People Want You To Stay Mentally Ill? Then she details who these people are and why they don't want you to recover from your mental illness. Finally, she reveals what to do about people who want to sabotage your mental health recovery.

It's not only an important read, it's something you should share with others who may not be aware of these types of individuals.

Help With Your Mental Health Recovery

Your Thoughts

Today's Question: Are there people you know who already have, or want to sabotage your mental health recovery? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness

Get Our Mental Health Blog Widget

Over 270 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.


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.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

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

  1. Are People with Bipolar Disorder Just “Moody?”
  2. Family Considerations: Effects of Bipolar Disorder on the Family
  3. What Causes Trichotillomania, Compulsive Hair Pulling?

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.

We're bringing back the "Bipolar Vida" blog. Introducing the blog's new author, Alexa Poe. In addition, Angela Gambrel, former author of the "Surviving ED" blog, joins Chris Curry on the "Surviving Mental Health Stigma" blog.

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.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Hiding Mental Illness

Mental health stigma will stick around so long as people with mental illness continue to feel they have to remain in hiding. Stand Up for Yourself. Stand Up for Mental Health.

Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.


When Frightening News Leads To Young Children’s Sleepless Nights

Terrorist attacks, thunder and lightning or events around the house - these are just some of the things that can lead to your child having trouble falling asleep. So what can parents do to help their child overcome sleep problems? The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, has some helpful ideas.

Latest Mental Health News

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

  • Harmless, but They May Cause Paralysis
  • Sunday Dialogue: Treating Mental Illness
  • Sensitive Souls
  • The Rules of Romance
  • The Stress Test: Who Is More Stressed?
  • Surgery For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Sufferers Is Safe And Effective
  • Aspirin Triggered Resolvin Protects Against Cognitive Decline After Surgery
  • Using Anabolic Steroids May Affect Your Future Mental Health
  • Unipolar and Bipolar Depression ‘Differ in Presentation’
  • Cool Cognition Guards Against Risky Sexual Behavior During Mania
  • For Women, Pathway From Poor Sleep to Depression

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, June 4). People Who Sabotage Your Mental Health Recovery, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 24 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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