- May 29, 2019
- Posted by: Stephen Coleclough
- Category: Mental Health
Mental health blogs can be a wonderful source of information, wisdom, and support.
In this post, I’ll share several great mental health blogs that are useful and inspiring.
We’re All Mad Here
We’re All Mad Here is the brainchild of bestselling author and award-winning mental health blogger Claire Eastham.
Claire began writing the blog with the simple goal of sharing her experiences with social anxiety.
Over the years, it has grown to be one of the best resources for anxiety available online.
The main focus of the blog is social anxiety, which is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United Kingdom.
Although the topic is serious, Claire’s self-deprecating sense of humour and unflinching honesty make the posts very enjoyable to read.
The posts are mostly Claire’s personal experiences, but they usually contain useful tips that can help the reader manage their own social anxiety.
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness is one of the world’s leading mental health charities.
Their website provides a huge amount of information about mental health conditions.
It also provides access to helplines and support groups along with practical information for anyone living with a mental illness.
The blog section of the website has posts from mental health professionals, researchers, and individuals with mental health disorders.
The posts range from the personal experience of people with mental illnesses to news about government changes to mental health funding.
This inspiring award-winning blog shares the experiences of a woman named Etta, who has suffered from chronic depression for most of her life.
She began writing the blog over a decade ago to share her experiences with others and to reduce the stigma associated with depression.
Etta has discussed a wide variety of topics associated with depression, including depression treatments, depression symptoms, and her personal experiences.
Over the years, she has helped thousands of people understand their condition and find ways to manage it successfully.
Maggie Sarachek and Abbe Greenberg met one another as undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania almost thirty years ago and formed a deep friendship.
As they grew older, both women began to experience the symptoms of chronic anxiety.
They provided support to one another, helping each other through the tough times.
Although their anxiety manifested with different signs and symptoms to one another, they battled through their disorders together, with friendship and compassion.
Eventually, after working with many medical professionals and using dozens of treatments, they both began to gain control over their anxiety.
At this point, both women virtually have virtual encyclopaedic knowledge of anxiety, including its causes and treatment options.
In 2011, they decided to share their incredible knowledge with the general public via a blog.
Since then, it has become a valuable resource packed with stories, pragmatic techniques, and useful information about anxiety disorders.
They also have a podcast called “The Spin Cycle with the Anxiety Sisters”, which is available both iTunes and Spotify.
Radical Transformation Project
Faith Mariah is a young women who unknowingly lived with depression for several years.
When she was finally diagnosed and received treatment, she began a quest to help others dealing with anxiety and depression.
One of her first steps was to create the Radical Transformation Project, a blog where she shares her personal experiences with readers.
She covers many topics that are particularly relevant to young women including how to deal with school, stay healthy, and avoid the triggers that often worsen depression.
In addition to the blog, Faith has created a fantastic podcast and shares links to useful resources.
Visit the Radical Transformation Project.
Thanks for reading 5 Of My Favourite Mental Health Blogs.
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