May-17-2012

Mental Health Blog Party Highlights – Mental Health For Everyone

This final edition of the Mental Health Blog Party highlights focuses on blog posts that are written by authors who don’t usually talk about mental health. They typically write about their passions and interests in art, fitness, gardening, crafts, literature, or just life’s random happenings. As one blog noted, “for today only, this is a mental health blog.”

These contributions emphasize that no matter who we are or what we do, mental health is important for everyone. You may not realize it at first, but there’s always a time and place for you to talk about mental health.

Tell us in the comments: Have you ever been surprised to read or hear mention of mental health in a blog post, a movie, book or TV show? Or maybe you’ve been proud to see it or hear it mentioned in an unexpected, positive way? Tell us.

The Jessica Dall BlogMental Health Month

Today, in honor of Mental Health Month, we’re going to take a little detour. This morning, I woke up to an email in my inbox from my mother which contained a link here, talking about mental health month blog day. … While mental health problems don’t have the stigma they once did, they aren’t something everyone’s willing to talk about. You can even see a hint of the stigma in how my mother introduced the link: “In case you’re interested – with your pseudonym of course!”

Running on the Rhode – Blogging for Mental Health. Yes, it relates to running

It isn’t just running that provides the mental health benefits. It doesn’t have to be the extreme miles of marathon training (like what I do most of the time). It doesn’t have to be anywhere close to that. It doesn’t have to be running. More generally, physical activity of any type can impart the similar benefits.  Even something as simple as short walks can help.

Why am I blogging about mental health? Because there is far too much stigma around mental health. Because far too often mental health issues lie in the silence. Because mental health permeates all aspects of our lives. Because it’s too important not to.

Semi Urban HomesteadingA Journey Through Mental Illness Toward Wholeness

All day today I’ve been in a contemplative mood, so when I saw that the American Psychological Association was hosting a Mental Health Month Blog Party on May 16th I couldn’t resist sharing a bit of my story.  The question on my heart today has been this: How do I share the reality of struggle in the midst of all the joy in my life today? …  Sure I can appreciate beauty.  But it’s the pathway from ugly duckling to beautiful swan that inspires me.

Desperate for SomethingBlogging for mental health

Today is APA’s annual Mental Health Blog Party, as part of May being Mental Health Awareness month. I’ve talked a little bit about my panic attacks in the past, but I want to go into a little bit more detail, in case learning from and  understanding my struggles can somehow help someone else out. … If you’re dealing with something that feels like it’s too much to handle, please consider getting help – it’s just not worth it to feel like shit all the time.

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