Mental Health Blogs Worth Perusing
July 13, 2015
The blogosphere is overflowing with content, and mental health blogs are no exception. We have selected six engaging mental health blogs that are focused on helping people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and a variety of other mental health issues. Check them out!
Confessions of a Serial Insomniac
The author of this popular blog is survivor of childhood sexual abuse and abandonment and discusses a variety of topics related to therapy, borderline personality disorder and PTSD, depression, and social anxiety. This award-winning blog is unabashedly honest, incredibly witty, and wonderfully engaging and intelligent.
The Happy Guy
This blog is all about living the good life, which means staying healthy, keeping fit, not running up mounds of debt – and above all, happiness. What is happiness? How do you define it? How do you increase it? Does true happiness really exist? Check out this blog with posts on fitness and nutrition, inspiration and motivation, tips and observations, humor and joy, all of which attempt to answer these questions.
This blog contains advice and information derived from the life experiences of an individual with type two bipolar disorder and high-functioning autism. The author’s posts focus on filling in information gaps and combating stigma associated with bipolar disorder and autism.
Mitch Davis Blog
Author Mitch Davis posts about his struggles with depression and anxiety to help others struggling with the same. This blog also includes community and motivational content.
Being Truly Present
Blog posts are part “article” and part “reflection”. What exactly does that mean? The “article” part means that each post will have substance to it by providing information, concepts, and links to other blogs, websites, authors, etc. The focus of the “article” will be on something the author wants to know more about (and hopefully you will too), as it relates to being more fully present, engaged, passionate, inspired, spiritually alive and connected. The “reflection” part will be what brings the information to life and gives it more depth. It might be questions the author is asking herself (and you might be too?) or struggles she might be having to put it into practice (i.e. meditation – so much easier on paper than in real life!!). Bottom line? The author intends to utilize research on a particular topic, reflect on it, and thus provide something of value to readers.
Healthy Place also has a great listing of mental health blogs.