Inside the Bipolar Mind of Natasha Tracy

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

HealthyPlace Newsletter Reader Comments

We get a lot of comments from our readers. Feel free to share yours, either in writing or by calling our "Share Your Mental Health Experiences" line (number below). Here are a few comments that are reflective of the way many of our readers feel.

New HealthyPlace Diabetes Information Center

Ann writes about the link between mental illness and diabetes, plus she adds this observation: "Because of my mental illness, I have been to several mental illness and addictions centers. What I have noticed in some is the very large amount of people who suffer from diabetes at these centers. I attended a Christmas Party at one center and was astounded at the amount of sweets and other desserts that were handed out."

Stigma of Mental Illness

Responding to our article on "Schizophrenia, Support, Treatment and Stigma of Mental Illness" and Kristin Bell's appearance on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show, Michael writes: It's nice to have public role models. I wish my ex-boss would have seen this. I just got fired after telling him I take medication for depression. (Ed. Note: Make sure you read Some Think Bipolar Disorder is Glamorous. Do You?)

New Facebook Integration Into HealthyPlace

Cecily says "I love that I can see the articles my friends are recommending on your site.

Bryan adds: "Because of the new FB buttons, some of my Facebook friends who come to HealthyPlace discovered Aimee White (Nitty Gritty of Anxiety Blog) through me. Now we're all fans.

Are You Your Psychological Disorder?

In this article, I posed the question: Does thinking of yourself as your mental health diagnosis end up hurting your self-esteem and contribute to stigma surrounding mental illness.

Sara's comment: "I say 'I'm bipolar' and I don't feel bad about it one bit. It's just a part of who I am."

Tom agreed with me: "I quit saying 'my son is schizophrenic. I now say he has schizophrenia.' When I used the word 'schizophrenic,' I actually had one person say to me 'Oh! He's a homocidal maniac, huh?"

Share Your Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts on "stigma of mental illness" or 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

"Inside the Bipolar Mind of Natasha Tracy" On HealthyPlace TV

Breaking Bipolar blog author, Natasha Tracy, takes off the glamorous veil sometimes covering the face of bipolar disorder and shows us what's underneath - on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.

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Watch the interview live and ask your personal questions, Wednesday, June 9 at 3p Central, 4p ET or catch it on-demand on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show website.

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

  • PTSD: Dealing with Trauma in Your Life

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

Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2010, June 9). Inside the Bipolar Mind of Natasha Tracy, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, July 23 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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