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What is the “Your Mental Health Blog” About?

Welcome to “Your Mental Health Blog.” I’m Amanda Adams, Blog Manager at HealthyPlace.com.

The Your Mental Health Blog addresses concerns that are important to those dealing with mental health disorders. Our writers will be covering topics ranging from diagnosis and treatment issues to how to deal with mental health stigma and maintaining balance in your life. Whether you are living with a mental health condition or you are a spouse, parent, or loved one of someone who does, we’ll have mental health information that will be of interest to you.

The Your Mental Health Blog is a Different Kind of Blog

The Your Mental Health Blog addresses concerns that are important to those dealing with mental health disorders. Two things make the Your Mental Health Blog different from other HealthyPlace blogs:

  1. Each weekly post will be written by a guest author.
  2. Instead of covering one specific mental health disorder, the blog will be open to discuss any and all aspects of mental health.

This should make for a very interesting and lively blog. We’re hoping you’ll fill in the “lively” part by sharing your knowledge and experiences in the comments section. And if you have any topic suggestions, feel free to share them by writing us at: ymh AT healthyplace.com In the “subject” line put: Your Mental Health Blog Topic Idea

I’d Like to Write a Guest Post for the Blog

We’d love to have you do that. The author may be any type of mental health treatment professional, researcher, a person living with a mental health condition, or a parent, spouse or loved one, or anyone else who has mental health information or a perspective to share with our readers. We do have some guidelines:

  1. Each article must be original works of authorship and cannot appear anywhere else on the Internet. Once the article is submitted to HealthyPlace and appears on the HealthyPlace.com website, HealthyPlace.com, Inc. will own the copyright to the article.
  2. The article must be well-written, range from 350-450 words, and include one image (relevant to the article) approximately 250×250 pixels.
  3. If you want to do a video blog, we need at least a 1-2 paragraph intro to the video. The video should be no longer than 3:30, with good lighting and clear sound.
  4. Each submission must be accompanied by the person’s real name, a picture of the author, a 2-4 sentence description of who the author is (please make it relevant to the article) and include a link to your website, blog, or social site.

Please submit your topic idea via email to: ymh AT healthyplace.com In the “subject,” put: Your Mental Health Blog Guest Author. Provide a 3-4 sentence topic summary and let us know who you are.

That’s it. The Your Mental Health Blog launches next week. Sign up for the HealthyPlace.com Mental Health Newsletter or join us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest to keep up with what’s happening on the blog and the site.

19 thoughts on “What is the “Your Mental Health Blog” About?”

  1. For the comment that homeless shelters must allow emotional support animals, can you provide any legal citation for that information, i.e., is that in the HUD statute or regulations? or case law? Any help you can give would be appreciated.

  2. I have a question… Why does the blog article solely belong to your site?
    What if everyone dont know about your site. I feel. The blog posts belong to the author and should be free to post anywhere… That is very restrictive.
    Why are those rules applied?

    1. Hi Sharn,

      I’m sorry, but these are our policies and are typical of professional sites. People who submit to this blog are aware of them and agree to follow them. Certainly, if these policies don’t work for you, then submitting an article to us might not be the right fit.

      Natasha Tracy
      Blog Manager

  3. I have lived with bipolar2, agorapjobia, anxiety disorders for 8 years now, I used to have a full life as a nurse and active member of my community. Today sees me applauding the fact I got out of bed. And my social life consists of Dr appts. And the grocery store.each day brings the challenge of what mindset I will be in. I’ve done therapy, pschiatrists, and hospitalizations. I’ve come to realize the meof today, is a more fragile, sensitive, and isolated. But I’m still plugging away, doing the best I can, to beat the beast within. To all of you who “get it”, thank-you, to those of you willing to help make the lives of someone you love better, bless you, and to the medical professionals who have chosen this area of health care, please remember, you are treating people, not the bipolar in room 3. Thanks all, try and have a good day.

  4. My wife Pauline and I live everyday dealing with her schizoaffective disorder.

    We discuss openly and honestly our journey at http://www.queenslandmentalhealth.com

    One of the topics we have discussed at length which has generated a lot of heated debate is ECT. Pauline as the person who has the ECT treatment swears by it as it is the only thing that can break her psychotic episodes.

    I’m off to write an article to submit. Best wishes to everyone here. I hope you all have an awesome day!


  5. For years I lived in a “prison with no bars”. There was a time, during the most debilitating stages of agoraphobia, that I was so incapacitated with terror that I was unable to come out of my bedroom. Just the act of trying to move beyond my bedroom door was enough for me to be overcome with horrific symptoms of vertigo, unreality and absolute panic. Once I found a psychiatrist who specialized in agoraphobia, it made the world of difference. I am finally free of this horrendous illness and I have recently published my story, entitled “Beyond the Dream”(under the pen name of Irene Snow), which is available in all Internet book stores. It covers more than just my battle with agoraphobia and its subsequent treatment. It also deals with the early psychological factors from childhood onward that I believe play their own role as catalysts in future mental illness. My story also involves the death of my little girl, which triggered an eventual descent into psychosis; where hope and love became the greatest catalysts to eventually lead me to a true healing. I believe my story is one of hope, and I would like to share this hope with others who are similarly immersed in the living hell of mental illness. It is important you do NOT lose hope. There is help out there! Never, never, give up!
    Love and best wishes,
    Irene Snow

  6. I became an artist and poet a couple of years before being diagnosed Bipolar in 1973 at 17. My first book is finally coming out thanks to a professor/editor. It is my art with poetry and some prose. I have been thru hell and back – many times. I feel creativity saved my life.

    The book is titled “The Diagnosis Should Have Been: ARTIST”. I would like to share parts of it here or maybe even start a blog. I want to share my Hope and Inspiration with others. I am donating all proceeds to mental health causes.

  7. I live with mental illness for a long time. I was diagnosis in ’10 with mood disorder and depressive disorder. I have spread the word for people that have mental health disorders.

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