Sleep Disorders and Mental Illness: HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders and Your Mental Health

Did you know sleep disorders can be symptoms of mental illness or cause mental illness? Plus sleep disorders have an impact on existing mental illness. That's just some of the information contained in a new section on the HealthyPlace website on Sleep Disorders and Sleep Problems.

Not only do we cover the types of sleep disorders and their signs, symptoms, causes and treatments, but this special section has detailed information on:

You might also want to watch our video interview with HealthyPlace Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, on sleep disorders and mental health.

Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences on sleep problems you may have, how they impact your life and mental health, 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

"PTSD as a Result of Child Abuse" On HealthyPlace TV

Melissa says child abuse and a later car accident in which her boyfriend died, led to her development of PTSD. The PTSD symptoms make it impossible for her to hold a regular job. In addition to discussing what it's like living with PTSD, Melissa describes a flashback, how PTSD has impacted her social life, and how PTSD treatment is helping. That's on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.

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Watch the interview with our guest, Melissa, currently featured on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show website until next Wednesday; on-demand after that.

Next Week on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

  • The Challenges of Parenting A Child with a Mental Illness (Angela McClanahan, Life with Bob blog)

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.

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.

Restoring Trust In Your Child After A Trust Rupture

As a parent myself, I realize that as part of the growing up process, our children do things that cause us to lose trust in them. This week, a parent writes into Dr. Steven Richfield, The Parenting Coach, with that exact problem:

We've lost our trust in our 12 year old daughter after a recent event and don't know where to go from here. Help!

If you're facing a similar situation, take a look at Dr. Richfield's solution.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2010, September 23). Sleep Disorders and Mental Illness: HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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