New OCD and Related Disorders Community

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

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

New OCD and Related Disorders Community

New OCD and Related Disorders CommunityWe have opened our new OCD and Related Disorders Information Community. The new DSM-5 moves OCD out of the anxiety disorders section and groups it together with other similar disorders (read about OCD and Related Disorders in DSM-5). They include:

If you're looking for trusted, comprehensive information on OCD and these related disorders, we invite you to come visit. You'll find over 50 new articles plus OCD videos and more. Here are a few sample OCD articles:

DSM-5 Changes

If you're not familiar with the new changes in the just-released DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition), the three articles below will bring you up-to-date.

Your Thoughts

Today's Question: Do you have strong feelings about taking or not taking psychiatric medication? 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. Perception and Self-Stigmatization
  2. Bipolar Symptoms: What are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
  3. Communicate With Confidence: Must-Have Skills

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 are welcoming 2 new bloggers to the award-winning HealthyPlace mental health blogging team. Liana Scott will be writing the "Coping with Depression" blog. Jennifer Aline Graham is authoring the "Speaking Out About Self-Injury" blog. Check them out and share them with others you know.

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

It's Time to Put an End to Mental Health Stigma

You don't have to tolerate mental health stigma in your life. 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.


Coaching Self-Advocacy To Children With Disabilities

A lot of kids don't inherently know how to stand up for themselves. That's especially true for children with mental illness; children who are subjected to teasing and mental health stigma just because they have ADHD, bipolar disorder or some other mental health condition.

As a parent, how can you help your child advocate for him or herself? The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, shares some great parenting advice.

Latest Mental Health News

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

  • Ladies! Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That
  • Sunday Dialogue: Treating Mental Illness
  • Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories
  • Invitation to a Dialogue: Benefits of Talk Therapy
  • Beware Social Nostalgia: Removing Your Rose-Colored Glasses
  • The Pitfalls of Perfectionism
  • Are Men Bad Patients?
  • Generation We: Are the Millennials Getting a Bad Rap?
  • Children Of Military Personnel Have A Higher Risk Of Behavioral Problems
  • Addressing Mental Health Issues In HIV Care
  • Using Anabolic Steroids May Affect Your Future Mental Health
  • Life Expectancy Gap Widens Between Those With Mental Illness And General Population

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, May 29). New OCD and Related Disorders Community, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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