HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show: Table of Contents

A compilation of videos on mental health disorders. HealthyPlace online TV shows on mental health and related issues.

Alternative Treatments
Bipolar Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Eating Disorders
Personality Disorders

Abuse, Self-Injury and Dissociative Disorders Videos

Keith Smith on Male Sexual Abuse Male Survivor of Rape Speaks Out
Guest: Keith Smith, author of Men in My Town
Author Keith Smith was a guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. He talked about his abduction at 14 years of age by a stranger. He was beaten and raped, and identified the man and the car he was driving. After over 30 years of silence, Keith is speaking to bring public awareness to male sexual assault.
Holly Gray on Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder Video Interview
Guest: Holly Gray, author of the Dissociative Living blog
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, is an illness heavily laden with stigma and misconceptions. Holly discusses what it's like living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, her goals in treatment and more.
Christie Why Is Self Injury so Addictive and Difficult to Stop?
Guest: Christie
Christie has been engaged in self-injury for 12 years and here she talks about the reason she started, her parents' reaction to it, and tools she uses to reduce the urge to self-injure.
No image available Misconceptions about Dissociative Identity Disorder
Guest: Maria
Maria, shares her first-hand account of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. For Maria, enduring a very traumatic childhood and even an unexplained medical procedure seems to have triggered her disorder.
Maggie Claire Childhood Sexual Abuse and Dissociative Identity Disorder
Guest: Maggie Claire
Maggie Claire was sexually abused by her uncle. She was sometimes given drugs in order to shoot pictures of her without clothes. If she or her cousin cried or refused to do what Maggie's uncle said, they where harshly punished. This is where her other personalities began to appear.


ADHD Videos

hp-vid-gina-pera-sm Adult ADHD Video: Why Some ADHD Adults Get Poor Treatment
Guest: Gina Pera
Ms. Pera says some doctors as well as therapists, aren't using evidence-based ADHD treatments to the detriment of their patients and clients with ADHD. Watch this adult ADHD video interview with Ms. Pera to discover why this happens.
Douglas Cootey Adult ADHD and Depression
Guest: Douglas Cootey
Adults with ADHD continue to suffer from concentration problems, just like when they were ADHD kids. Facing ADHD symptoms in daily life can lead to low self-esteem and depression. Douglas Cootey, talks about his experience with ADHD and depression.


Addictions Videos

Robert Weiss on Sexual Addiction Realities of Sexual Addiction Video
Guest: Robert Weiss
Mr. Weiss, co-author of "Cybersex Exposed: Simple Fantasy to Obsession" was our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show,; Mr. Weiss, an acknowledged professional in the assessment and treatment of persons with addictive sexual disorders and sexual offending, discussed these topics and more in this video interview.
Laurie Oulett Addiction to Video Games
Guest: Laurie Oulett
Find out how a video game addiction has negatively impacted a 14-year-old boy's life. Laurie's son has gone from being a MVP in football and in basketball teams and a honor roll student;  into failinging a grade, and loosing interest in sports. All because of video games.
Dr. Harold Urschel on Addiction Recovery Video on Science-Based Addiction Recovery
Guest: Dr. Harold Urschel
Dr. Urschel talked about a new, revolutionary, science-based program to recover from addictions. Dr. Uschel will talk about his bestselling book on the program. Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program
Cathy Patterson Parents of Addicts and How They Can Best Help the Addict
Guest: Catherine Patterson-Sterling
What should parents do to help their child with their addiction. Our guest, Catherine Patterson-Sterling talked about the things that parents do right or do wrong, when trying to help their addicted child.


Alternative Mental Health Treatments Videos

Stephen G. Post on Helping Others to Help Yourself By Helping Others, You Help Yourself
Guest: Stephen G. Post
How giving other compassion and hope can get us through our own hard times. Stephen Post is the professor of preventive medicine and director of the center for medical humanities, compassionate care, and bioethics at Stony Brook University.
Michele Howe How to Cope with Life's Challenges
Guest: Michele Howe
Recognizing that life is often difficult may help people acquire the strength to embrace their daily challenges. Michele Howe, talks about how to cope and manage those difficult situations that life brings you.
Patricia Gerbarg Do Alternative Treatments Really Work for Mental Health?
Guest: Dr. Patricia Gerbarg
Dr. Gerbarg gives advice and information about, natural, alternative and complementary treatments for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and a wide range of mental health conditions.


Anxiety and Panic Attack Videos

Justin Dobbs on Anxiety Disorder The Worst Anxiety in Indiana
Guest: Justin Dobbs
In this video, Justin talks about his experience with what his doctor called "the worst anxiety in the state of Indiana". Just talks about his frequent trips to the ER during a whole year. Justin stills suffers of anxiety but is now on recovery.
Aimee White Social Anxiety Disorder and the Fear of Eating in Public
Guest: Aimée White, author of The Nitty Gritty of Anxiety blog
Aimee's anxiety symptoms begin when she has to eat in public. Being chided for being a skinny girl and eating small portions of food resulted in Aimee developing eating anxiety, which makes her want to avoid eating in front of others.
hp-vid-lichtman-goldberg-sm How to Deal with Trauma in Your Life
Guests: Drs. Rosemary Lichtman and Phyllis Goldberg
The word "trauma" is used to describe experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing, and that overwhelm a person's ability to cope, leaving them powerless. Drs. Rosemary Lichtman and Phyllis Goldberg talk about trauma, traumatic events, and PTSD.


Bipolar Disorder Videos

Natasha Tracy What it's Like Living with Bipolar Disorder
Guest: Natasha Tracy, author of Breaking Bipolar blog
Have you ever wondered what it's like to live with bipolar disorder or any other serious mental illness? Natasha Tracy, author of the HealthyPlace Blog, Breaking Bipolar, talks about her experience with bipolar type-II, rapid-cycling.
Cristina Fender Living with Bipolar Disorder and the Stigma Endured
Guest: Cristina Fender, author of Bipolar Vida blog
Cristina Fender was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2006, she is a wife and a mother raising two young girls in Texas. Cristina talks about what it's like living with bipolar disorder, along with the shame she felt after receiving her initial diagnosis of bipolar disorder.


Depression Videos

Jed Diamond Unemployment and Depression: Men Who Lost Their Jobs
Guest: Dr. Joe Diamond
Dr. Diamond talked about how this economy and the loss of jobs is affecting men. How men express their depression, how they deal with it and why more depressed men commit suicide vs. depressed women.
No image available Coping with Suicide Attempts
Guest: Patricia Gallagher
About 32,000 people take their lives yearly in America. But what if a suicide attempt fails? This situation is not easy to deal with. Patricia Gallagher, talks about her experience when her husband attempted suicide, twice.
Shoshana Bennett How to Survive Postpartum Depression
Guest: Dr. Shoshana Bennett
Isn't having a baby supposed to be the happiest time of your life? Could you be suffering from postpartum depression? Find out more with Dr. Shoshana Bennett, ("Dr. Shosh") who is a survivor of two life-threatening, undiagnosed postpartum depressions.
Carol Kivler Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression (ECT)
Guest: Carol Kivler
Electroconvulsive Therapy or Shock Therapy (ECT), can be a positive experience. Carol suffers from periodic acute bouts of medication-resistant depression, responsive only to ECT ( electroconvulsive therapy).  Listen how ECT helped with her hard to treat major (clinical) depression.


Diabetes Videos

Bill Woods Diabetes and Mental Health Issues
Guest: Bill Woods
Diabetes and mental health concerns are close related, since 1 out of 5 people with a mental illness also ends up with type 2 diabetes as a result of lack of exercise, poor eating choices, and antipsychotic medications that can cause serious weight gain.


Eating Disorders Videos

No image available Video on Changing Our View of Body Image
Guest: Carol Bloom
Carol Bloom, one of the co-founders of The Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York City, joined us for a frank discussion about female body image issues and how exploring those issues can help women and girls honor their diversity and take back their bodies.
Nina Vucetic Fully Recovered from Anorexia, Bulimia
Guest: Nina Vucetic
After almost 10 years of battling anorexia and bulimia, Nina now considers herself not only fully recovered, but a healthy, intuitive eater. Nina says: "I eat food that I actually like, I have a healthy body, and I exercise because it makes me feel amazing."
Angela Lackey Video on De-romanticizing Anorexia
Guest: Angela Gambrel Lackey
Angela talks to us about anorexia from the perspective of a 40-year-old woman who's still struggling with eating disorders issues. She will talk about her story of how she fell in the trap of anorexia and not being able to stop.
Laura Collins Parenting Kids with Eating Disorders
Guest: Laura Collins
Tips for parents of signs of eating disorders, treatment and recovery. Parents are often blamed for playing a role in their kids' eating disorders, Laura Collins has a message for them: "It ´s not the parents' fault!"
No image available Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphia
Guest: Rebecca
Body dysmorphia is where someone is excessively concerned and preoccupied by a perceived defect, real or imaginary, in the person's physical features. In this video, Rebecca talks about her experience with BDD.
Shannon Cutts Eating Disorders Recovery
Guest: Shannon Cutts
Recovering from an eating disorder  like anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating can be a long and difficult process, than involves not only developing healthy eating habits, but living with a realistic sense of your body.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Videos

Katie Rios on Dermatillomania Video on Living with Dermatillomania
Guest: Katie Rios
Dermatillomania (also known as compulsive skin picking or CSP) is an impulse control disorder in which a person repeatedly picks own skin causing damage. Katie Rios gives her testimony as a sufferer of dermatillomania.
No image available Scrupulosity Testimony
Guest: Kenneth
Everyone once and awhile, worry about doing something wrong, but most of us deal with it and move on. People who suffer from scrupulosity are obsessed with religious or moral issues and consequences. They experience intense, painful guilt.


Parenting Videos

Susan Resko on Bipolar Children Help for Families Raising Children with Mood Disorder
Guest: Susan Resko
Susan, Executive Director of The Balanced Mind Foundation, discuss the struggles families with children who suffer of mood disorders face and how the organization strives to help. Help for families raising children with mood disorders: childhood bipolar disorder, depression.
Ginger Taylor on Taking Care of a Child with Autism Parenting a Child with Autism
Guest: Ginger Taylor
Taking care of her son is Ginger's whole life, experiencing a lot of safety and medical issues. Watch the video and see how Ginger copes with all the challenges that she is presented as a parent of a child with special needs.
Dr. Steven Richfield Managing Behavior Problems in Children
Guest: Dr. Steven Richfield from The Parent Coach
Dr. Steven Richfield has successfully worked with countless children and parents for over two decades, focusing his work as a child psychologist on child development, parent education, and the emotional problems of childhood.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport Suicide: How to Explain Suicide to Children
Guest: Dr. Nancy Rappaport
Talking to children about a family member committing suicide or suicide attempts is a difficult task. Dr. Nancy Rappaport, who lost her mother to suicide when she was four, explains how to talk to your child about suicide in the family.


Personality Disorders Videos

Sam Vaknin Narcissistic and Psychopathic Bullies at the Workplace
Guest: Sam Vaknin from Malignant Self-Love
Do you know someone at work who is a control freak? Does not work well in team? Always seeking to destroy popular co-workers? Someone who is pessimistic, immature and acts childish? You could be facing a narcissistic or a psychopathic bully.
A.J. Mahari Coping with a Loved One with BPD in Your Life
Guest: A.J. Mahari
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be a devastating mental condition, both for the people who have it and for those around them. Fortunately help is available, and people diagnosed with BPD can live happier and healthier lives.
Sandra Brown Women In Love With Psychopaths
Guest: Sandra L. Brown
Some women fall in love with men with severe psychopathologies like narcissism, sociopaths and psychopaths. Why? How? Expert Sandra L. Brown, explains the reasons and how to get out of a relationship with a psychopath.


Relationships Videos

Jed Diamond Why Mid-Life Men Turn Mean and What To Do About It
Guest: Jed Diamond
Dr. Diamond maintains that mid-life men have menopausal symptoms similar to women. Discover why some mid-life men turn mean. Video interview with Dr. Jed Diamond on male menopause, Irritable Male Syndrome, and how women and men can handle it.


Schizophrenia / Thought Disorders Videos

Fredrick Frese Sane and Living with Schizophrenia
Guest: Dr. Fredrick J. Frese
Dr. Fredrick J. Frese was has been living with schizophrenia  for 40+ years. In this schizophenia video, he shares anecdotes about his diagnosis and how he's managed to be successful despite it.
Kristin Bell Living My Life with Schizophrenia
Guest: Kristin Bell
Hallucinations and delusions can be present in the daily life of people with schizophrenia, unfortunately many can't afford to get treatment so that they can maintain a stable, productive life. Kristin Bell was able to get treatment for schizophrenia.


APA Reference
Gluck, S. (2010, April 28). HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show: Table of Contents, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 22 from

Last Updated: May 19, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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