Mental Health Bloggers Wanted
We are always looking for great mental health bloggers with lived experience.
I'm Natasha Tracy, the Blog Manager at HealthyPlace.
If you’re a writer and want to reach a large audience of people interested in mental health, we hope you'll consider blogging for us. We are looking for diverse mental health bloggers (paid, contract positions) in the following areas:
- Binge eating disorder
- Bipolar and young adults
- Building self-esteem
- Coping with depression
- Dissociative identity disorder
- Parenting a child with mental illness
- Living with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Mental health and youth
- Family members with mental illness
- Borderline personality disorder
- Relationships and mental illness
- Mental health stigma
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning issues
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Verbal abuse in relationships
Note: You must choose one or more of the above subject areas and you must have lived experience with that topic.
Here are the requirements for our bloggers:
- We are looking for people with lived experience and a depth of knowledge in their topic.
- Your real name and picture will be placed on the blog. You may not post as “anonymous.”
- You must be 21 or over.
- You must be a technically proficient writer who can write compelling, original content. To give you an example of what we consider to be good writing, please see here and here. You must write using American English standards.
- You need to be able to speak out on topics relating to your subject and be willing to share pertinent, personal experiences.
- You must be adept at doing compelling videos (no video editing necessary). All bloggers are required to do at least one video blog post a month.
- You must be able to promote your blog via your website, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.
- You must be able to respond appropriately to reader comments.
- You must be willing to make a one-year commitment to blogging with us.
- You need to be reliable and self-motivated.
- Being able to use a blogging platform and knowledge of search engine optimization is a plus.
If you are interested and have what it takes, please send us an email (info (AT) healthyplace (DOT) com, subject header: blogger position) with the following:
- Your name
- Your e-mail address
- The chosen blog topic
- Your experience with the chosen topic(s)
- A summary of who you are, your writing experience, any blogging or website experience, your motivation for doing this, and what you might have to offer to our readers
- A link to your current blog or site (if you have one)
- A 350-400-word sample blog post on your desired topic as a Word document attachment; this must be included to be considered
- A creative (not you just sitting in front of your computer) 30-second video of you talking about something related to your written sample topic (on your phone is fine); this must be included to be considered
- Links to your social media accounts
Please understand it can take up to a month to process your application due to the number of applications we receive. In addition, if your application is approved and you accept a position with us, we ask that you commit to the blog for at least one year. We appreciate your time and interest and look forward to hearing from you.
HealthyPlace Blog Manager
Gluck, S. (2020, June 27). Mental Health Bloggers Wanted, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, October 29 from https://www.healthyplace.com/about-healthyplace/about-us/blogging-for-healthyplace