Mental Illness: Why Me?

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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Mental Illness: Why Me?

In living with a mental illness, a lot of people ask, Why me? What did I do to deserve this?If you're living with a mental illness, there's a good chance you've asked yourself the question: "Why me? What did I do to deserve this?" Two of our mental health bloggers address that question in slightly different ways this week. Dan Hoeweler, author of the "Creative Schizophrenia" blog, talks about the emotions attached to living with Schizophrenia. Dan had a burning anger towards the world and himself as he thought about the terrible afflication that befell him. PTSD blogger, Michele Rosenthal, tries to find meaning in trauma and PTSD. Both suggest ways to come to terms with the "why" question.

In the end, however, you may never receive a satisfactory answer about "why?". Why? Because the truth may be that developing a mental illness has nothing to do with being a good or bad person, a deserving or underserving person. Consider this: it was just a random event and you happened to be there.

Your Thoughts

What about you? How have you dealt with that question? 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

Nearly 100 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. Bipolar as Love Thief
  2. How to Stop Panic Attacks and Prevent Panic Attacks
  3. The Stigma of Suicide

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

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.

Overcoming Depression: Why Some Find It Very Difficult on HealthyPlace TV

Dr. Deborah Serani is an expert on the subject of depression. What makes her perspective unique is that she specializes in the treatment of depression and also lives with depression. She shares part of her journey and discusses why some people have great difficulty overcoming depression. Watch.

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. (2012, December 6). Mental Illness: Why Me?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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