May-17-2011

Get On Your Boogie Shoes For the Mental Health Blog Party

Mental Health Blog Party BadgeThe Mental Health Month Blog Party is tomorrow, and we’re psyched! Blog writers have already been publishing posts that talk about the importance of mental health awareness and good mental health.

We look forward to reading — and sharing — your posts tomorrow. Who knows what kind of difference it can make in educating more people and changing perceptions and views about what it means to live a healthy life.

If you’re participating in the event, be sure we know about it. Here’s how you can let us know:

  • Use the blog badge code (it helps us to track links)
  • Post your link in the comments of this blog post.
  • Send an email to blogparty@yourmindyourbody.org
  • Mention it to @APAHelpCenter on Twitter. Use #mhblogday as a hashtag (mental health blog day, naturally)
  • Add your link to our update on APA’s Facebook page (we’ll post a status update tomorrow morning, so you can start commenting and adding links.)

We’ll be updating our blog throughout the day with your links and posts. And if you write something late on Wednesday night, that’s OK too. We’ll share it on Thursday morning.

Thanks for joining us again this year. Words can change lives — let’s see how many we can change in one day.

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22 Responses to “Get On Your Boogie Shoes For the Mental Health Blog Party”

  1. Dr. Tami Kulbatski   May 18, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Glad to be a part of this important event! My blog (Managing Stress for Better Mental Health) can be found at:
    http://www.doctortami.blogspot.com.

  2. Dr. Ellie Nelson-Wernick   May 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Here’s to raising awareness!
    http://www.HealthyBehavior.blogspot.com

  3. Dr. Keely Kolmes   May 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I am blogging on resources to help LGBTQ, kink, and poly folks find mental health care.

    http://bit.ly/jQSfld

  4. Dr Elaine Smith   May 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    http://drelainesmith.com/healthy-mind/mind-health/

    I’m a psychologist in Ireland and happily blogging for mental health :-)

  5. Tracie   May 18, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I’m participating with a bit of my story.
    http://www.fromtracie.com/2011/05/lets-talk-mental-health.html

  6. Susan Krauss Whitbourne   May 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    My post focuses on caregivers, including the APA Toolkit for Caregivers. Given the importance of caregiving, I feel this is an appropriate topic for today’s theme:

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201103/using-psychology-help-caregivers

    Thank you for giving us this opportunity!
    Best, Susan

  7. Andrew Kahn   May 18, 2011 at 7:38 am

    My post, an interview with Ellen Frank, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, about the stigmas associated with mental illnesses, is up:

    http://danapress.typepad.com/weblog/2011/05/mental-health-blog-party-interview-with-ellen-frank.html

  8. Dr. Tracy Ochester   May 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I’ve been blogging for mental health too – please see my entry at http://kctherapist.blogspot.com/2008/01/making-change.html

  9. Dr. David Palmiter   May 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for initiating and coordinating this effort! I’ve written a blog in support of such. It can be found at: http://wp.me/YpLI
    Kind Regards,
    David Palmiter

  10. Raine   May 18, 2011 at 7:06 am

    This is great! Here is my contribution: http://www.pursuitpeace.com/2011/05/depression-party.html

  11. Dawn Stacey   May 18, 2011 at 6:46 am

    So excited to be part of the mental health blog party!

    Here is my blog: How Your Mental Health Impacts Contraception Use

    http://contraception.about.com/b/2011/05/18/how-your-mental-health-impacts-contraception-use.htm

  12. Aldon Hynes   May 18, 2011 at 6:10 am

    I work at a Federally Qualified Health Center that is recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home. Key to being a medical home is integrating mental health with primary care, so I’ve written about the Mental Health Blog Party from that perspective. I hope you stop by and check it out.

    http://community.chc1.com/2011/05/mental-health-month-blog-party/

  13. molly   May 18, 2011 at 6:07 am
  14. Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.   May 18, 2011 at 5:39 am
  15. Mara   May 18, 2011 at 5:38 am
  16. Mil   May 18, 2011 at 1:58 am

    This post from October 2010 contains a story published privately by some work colleagues of mine on behalf of a British charity a couple of years ago, which relates my experiences of mental ill health. Hope you like it.

    http://www.21stcenturyfix.org/2010/10/celebrating-world-mental-health-day-at.html

  17. Chato from Mental health Humor   May 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    My post is up too – Post 12:01 AM EST http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2011/05/bipolar-dad-out-of-the-mouth-of-my-children/

    I’m a cartoonist, and today I let my 4 kids, ages 6,8,10,and 12 draw me and talk about having a Bipolar Dad… It funny and will pull on your heart if you read between the lines.

    Chato

  18. Dr. Julia Becker   May 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Glad to get to participate this year! My post is up here:
    http://beckerpsychology.blogspot.com/2011/05/doctor-am-i-crazy.html

  19. Mara   May 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    My post will go up tomorrow morning at this address:

    http://mamamara.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/missing-one-brain