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Insightful Mental Health Blogs to Follow

Insightful Mental Health Blogs to Follow

Social media and the internet has made such great contributions to normalizing mental health through mental health blogs. There are no words to really describe how important mental health awareness essentially is. In truth, it is a matter of life and death. If you are a blogger and you wish to join the niche, there are so many resources and avenues to tap. It is a difficult responsibility to carry. So, why not look through these insightful mental health blogs to learn about the niche.

Beautiful Voyager

A very simple blog with a complex set of content. The Beautiful Voyager blog is written by a person suffering from mental illnesses. She discusses her journey on how she discovered her physical symptoms are manifestations of an anxiety disorder. According to her, she found nothing online that could help her which is why she decided to build the blog. This is a good motivation for bloggers to write for this niche – that desire to help others because there are not enough resources that fit your needs. Other than a blog, the Beautiful Voyager also has a book and a podcast.

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Headspace

More than a blog, Headspace is actually an app that people could download on their mobile phones and get access to anywhere, any time. A good idea for bloggers is to make their content easily accessible for readers.

This blog reminds all of us that mental health is for everyone. At some point in our lives, our mental health is at its lowest and needs care. Another great thing about this blog is that it teaches all the available activities that we can use to take care of our mental well-being. This includes meditation, sleep, exercise, and more.

This is a great idea for a blog since it clearly shows that taking care of mental health is for everyone. It also teaches that care should be taken in every aspect of one person’s life. A plus for this blog is the cute and colorful graphics.

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Anxious Toddlers

This is a great blog for carers and family members of people who have mental illnesses. Especially for parents with young children, it is difficult to learn one’s place with regards to another person’s mental health. Parenting young children who have OCD, PTSD, anxiety, and the like can be overwhelming. Sometimes, we just all want them to be okay but maybe that is not what they need. What this blog can teach bloggers is to always step outside of the box

This blog is great for people who are around others who have mental illnesses. First it teaches parents and carers what mental health is and how to identify children’s symptoms. Then, it also teaches how parents should deal and adapt to these symptoms. After that, it gives parents a plan of action – what kind of help do these children need and where can parents get them for their children.

There is no single plan or approach to help a child with mental illness. This is what makes the Anxious Toddlers blog so useful. It provides a great resource for parents, friends, and carers in general.

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The Sane Blog

This particular blog focuses on specific scenarios that people could encounter in their lives and gives tips to help overcome them. It is written by people that used to be in similar scenarios. Through the blog posts, they share their experiences in hopes that what they went through could make things easier for others. This kind of blog is great for collaborative work. Guest blogging is also pretty common making each post unique.

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The Inner Compass

This blog takes mental health awareness with a different approach – beyond the medication. It believes that there is an innate wisdom in all of us to navigate through our difficulties. The goal of this blog is to remind people that beyond a diagnosis and the meds, people with mental health issues are still people. That despite their illnesses we should not treat them any different. The blog also points out that these people need communities to get better, not just therapies and drugs.

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Creatives Aga;nst Depression

This blog provides avenues and resources for people with depression. Beat depression through art and for art. A great play on the logo as the word ‘against’ has a semi-colon (;) instead of an ‘i’. The semi-colon in the mental health society stands for ‘to be continued’ or a symbol for affirmation and solidarity against mental health issues.

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The Mental Elf

A blog which started back in 2011, the goal of this blog is to create a safe space for patients, researchers, carers, and doctors about the topic. The blog also hopes to include policy makers in the mix and create the needed change to help people with mental illnesses. The best thing about this blog is that writers and contributors provide their work for free and the proceeds of the blog goes to much needed research.

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12 Kinds of Kindness & Let’s Talk

These are two blogs that are literally peas in a pod, they are a package deal and cannot exist without the other. People can share their experiences, problems, motivations, and the like on the blog’s Instagram. People could go there to read, comment, give a helping hand, or reach out for help. It is more of a community than a blog.

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Mind and the Gap

This is a personal blog about a person who lost their loved on to suicide. It is published in hopes of helping others in the same circumstance cope with the loss. On top of that, it also helps others find out ways to prevent such events.

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Project Energise

The goal of Project Energise is to help people translate their symptoms into creative, therapeutic activities. It is a great mental health blog to read and be inspired by.

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If you need help, support, or just someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach the 24-hour crisis centers of Mental Health America (MHA).

In case calling is too much, you may text MHA to 741741 to find a local mental health affiliate who can help you. 

You can also call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you are in a crisis. 

Remember, help is everywhere

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