The party is hoppin’! Here’s a selection of some great stories from bloggers and writers attending our Mental Health Month Blog Party. Party attendees are dedicating a post today on their own blogs about the importance of mental health.
Thank you to everyone who is helping us increase awareness and recognize Mental Health Month.
We’ll be adding more links as the day goes on, so let us know if you’re blogging for mental health.
(UPDATED 10 pm EST, May 19, 2011)
Me Plus Bipolar – Stigma and Self-Stigma – Mental Health Month Blog Party
The Purposeful Practices Project - I’m Blogging for Mental Health…It Could Have Been Me
Pink Rose – Mental Health Blog Party
Faith, Art and Farming – The Different Child
Healthy Balanced Life – Mid-Week Balance–18 May 2011
Via My Viewfinder – Seeing the Light on Mental Health
The Princess’s Daily Life with some Rants & Raves – Mental Health Month Blog Party
Tale of a Shooting Star… - The Reality of Me
The Steady Hand – Mental Health Month Blog Party
The Neurocritic – Improving the Physical Health of People With Serious Mental Illness
Mary Gresham, Phd Blog – APA Mental Health Blog Day: To the Caregivers
Just Plain Jayne – I am a Survivor who is still trying to Survive.
Laura, Queen of the Universe – Blog for Mental Health Day
TheraScribbles – Now That You Mention It
The Village – Poking your humerous humerus
HealthyBehavior – How Healthy are you…Mentally?
ClinicalForensicPsychology.org Blog – Prison and Correctional Psychologists Needed to meet the Demands of our Incarcerated Populations
Contemplations – Mental Health Matters
Monika Magic – Mental Health Month and Me
Sheri Weinberg’s Blog (WEGO Health) - Mental Health Blog Party-Stigma Busting
Into the Bardo -Cave of Forgetten Dreams
S-O-S Research – Best of the Best, Edition 6: Anxiety and Stress
Dr. Tami Kulbatski’s Blog
- Managing Stress for Better Mental Health
Somebody Heal Me – A Lifetime of Anxiety: Mental Health Month Blog Party
Postpartum Progress – Six Things That Can Affect How Quickly You’ll Recover from Postpartum Depression
Tabulous – Hard.
Treatment for Depression Blog – Risk Factors for Depression
PsychAlive – The Critical Inner Voice That Causes Depression
Fighting the Darkness: My Secret Battle with Depression – Is just okay good enough?
Mental Health for Everyone! – Self-Compassion and Letting go of judging ourselves
Orient Lodge – Mental Health Month Blog Party
Dr. Jill Squyres Blog – I’m Blogging FOR Mental Health: Bibliotherapy and Beyond May 2011
Delaying that First Drink – When Parents’ Battle – Kids Often Turn to Alcohol and Drugs
Child Psych – Neither Music nor Facebook Cause Depression in Teens
The Urban Momtographer - An All Purpose Life Blog- Mental Health Day
To See The Curse Removed - The Lies I Hear Part 1
SOS At-Large Blog – Happiness and Optimism Enhancing mental and physical health
Sideshow Barb Blog – #MHBLOGDAY
Sara’s Expletives Blog – Cleansing Ourselves to Death
Mommy Wants Vodka – I Am The Face of PTSD
GourMind – Does Preoperative Weight Loss Affect Short-Term Postoperative Weight Loss?
Jana’s Thinking Place – May is…
Band Back Together – Busting Stigmas And Taking Names
Downward Facing Dem – Mental Health Blog Party: My Journey, Part 1
Carol Kliver, MS, CSP Blog – Driving a Business Through the Storms of Clinical Depression
Reality Hide & Seek – Mental Health Blog Party-Stigma Busting
Notes of a Psychology Watcher – I am blogging for mental health
Blog – E Mental Health Center – APA Mental Health Month Blog Party – May 18
BabyShrink – Sleep, Toddlers, and Mental Health (Hopefully, Not Mutually Exclusive)
Elaine Rodino, Ph.D. Blog – Everyday Mental Health
@mad.hatter – May 18th – APA’s Blog Party: Blogging for Mental Health
BlogAboutBDD – Welcome to BlogAboutBDD
Therapy Matters (Psychology Today) – Mental Illness on the Rise in the U.S.
Courage to Bloom by Elsbeth Martindale PsyD - 15 Ways to Keep Connected with Your Adolescent Child
Dr. Keely Kolmes Blog – Resources to Help LGBTQ, Kink, Poly, & Other Folks Find Mental Health Care and Support
About.com Stress Management – Stress Management: Do It For Your Mental Health!
Mental Healthcare Reform (National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare) - Funding Mental Healthcare
The Marriage and Bipolar Disorder Authority – Stigma is dead! Or is it
Third of a Lifetime - Mental Health Month Blog Party Two Kinds Of Stigma
Surviving with Bipolar Disorder – How I find support and fight the stigma of Mental Illness
Somebody Heal Me – A Lifetime of Anxiety Mental Health Month Blog Party
Raising Zoeyjane – I’m going to try not to cry this time
Shades of Life One Girl’s Journey- I’m blogging for Mental Health 2011!!
PsyLifeSolutions Blog – PsyLifeSolutions- Taking Care of Mental Health… If not you, who
Always Learning (PsychCentral) – Five Life-Changing Mental Health Books
360 Degrees of Mindful Living (PsychCentral) – Understanding Emotional Eating
My Bottle’s Up – Sometimes You Won’t Know Your Own Triggers
Matt Wixson Blog – Mental Health Month
Jane’s Mental Health Source Page - I Blog About Mental Health to Save My Own Life
multifarious miscellany – round and round we go
Finding Fairy Tales – you cannot see my scarlet letter, but it is woven into my brain……try to unravel it and i’ll junk punch you
Band Back Together - I Am In An Abusive Relationship
The Therapist Within (PsychCentral) - Excavating Your Mental Health and Finding Buried Treasure
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (PsychCentral) – The One Major Lesson I’ve Learned
Chibi Jeebs & The Neurotic Struggle – Mental Health Blog Day
Community Psychology Practice – Looking Beyond a Single Person: Community Psychology and Mental Health
Dr. Deb Psychological Perspectives – Mental Health Blog Party 2011
ADHD in Focus (PsychCentral) – Happy Mental Health Blogging Day! Please Join Us in the Global Mental Health Movement
Don’t Mind the Mess – A is for Autism and Anhedonia
Dr. Elaine Smith Blog – Your Mind – Your Health
Motherhood Unadorned with @ElllieAdorn – I’m Blogging for Mental Health
Ohio Psychological Association Committee on Social Responsibility – Mental Health Month Blog Party May 18
University of Missouri-Kansas City Shrink Rap – Making Every Day a Mental Health Day
Binkies and Briefcases – Attachment Specialist
Phoenix Men’s Counseling Blog – Men Who Stagnate/Frozen in Time
Ewokmama – I am blogging for mental health
From Tracie – Let’s Talk Mental Health
Michael Heitt, PsyD Blog – Mental Health Month
Dr. Stephanie – Mental Health’s Little Known Secrets
Bipolar Beat (PsychCentral) – Mental Health Awareness Day: Battling Stigma through Science and Medicine
Light, Laughter and Life (PsychCentral) - What “Soft” Bipolar Looks Like
World of Psychology (PsychCentral) - Increasing Mental Health Awareness: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Movies and Mental Health (PsychCentral) – Robert Duval in ‘Get Low’: The Lasting Power of Guilt and Shame
Healing Together for Couples (PsychCentral) - Has Your Therapist Ever Been In Therapy?
Family Mental Health (PsychCentral) - APA Blog Party – A Story Of Postpartum Depression and PMDD
Neuroscience and Relationships (PsychCentral) – The Five Freedoms of Becoming More Fully Human – Virginia Satir & Mental Health
Anxiety and OCD Exposed (PsychCentral) – Getting the Mental Health Help You Need
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood (PsychCentral) – The High Cost of Stigma
Adventures of a Bipolar Mom (PsychCentral) – My Fall – The Beginning
Stigma No More - Myths & Facts About Mental Health
7 on a Shoestring – Mental Health Month Blog Party – May 18
Psychotherapy Brownbag – Mental Health Month Blog Party 2011 – Choosing the right form of psychotherapy
The Edge: Peak Performance Psychology – The Mind-Body Edge: The Hands Have It
Thoughts on Thoughts – I’m blogging for mental health
Facticity - Making a Change
A Day in Mollywood – yep, even pretty people have bipolar II disorder
Mama Mara – Missing: one brain. If found, please return.
Farewell, Stranger – The Truth About Mental Health
Real World Research (PsychCentral) – Worshiping at the Shrine of a Really Good Shrink
Celebrity Psychings (PsychCentral) - Mental Health Month: 7 Ways To Advocate Like A Celebrity!
Pursuit of Peace – Depression Party!
Hope Spring Behavioral Consultants Blog – Protecting Children and Adolescents from Developing Depression
Fulfillment at Any Age (Psychology Today) – Using Psychology to Help Caregivers
World of Psychology (PsychCentral) – Mental Health Blog Party: Why Do I Blog About Mental Health?
About.com Sports Medicine – Are You Suffering from Physical or Mental Burnout
Dr. David Palmiter’s Blog for Hectic Parents – Seven Tips for When Your Child Refuses to Do a Chore
Sometimes Meaningful Ramblings – I am the face of depression
Dana Foundation Blog – Mental Health Blog Party: Interview with Ellen Frank
About.com Contraception – How Your Mental Health Impacts Contraception Use
Healthy Communities Online – Mental Health Month Blog Party
About.com IBS – IBS: Where Physical Health and Mental Health Intertwine
ADHD from A to Zoe with Zoe Kessler (PsychCentral) – I’m a Chick ADD – and Proud Of It!
The Time of Her Lives – T Minus 7: Looking Back (clear your schedules, folks, it’s a long one)
The Candid Counselor – Doctor, Am I Crazy?
JohnAlChin.Info – Blog for Mental Health Day
NAMI Mass Blog – The stigma ends when we end it
Weightless with Margarita Tartakovsky, MS - The Stigma Of Eating Disorders & Setting Stereotypes Straight
Life Coach Blog – Happy Mental Health Month!
Not Super … Just Mom – Rally, y’all.
Ethics Education and Psychology – We’re Blogging for Mental Health
365 Days of Drawing – Day 089 (Dealer’s Choice—”Mental Health”)
Mentoring and Recovery with Shannon Cutts (PsychCentral) – Party in My Head
Guideposts to Happiness with Will Meecham, MD, MA (PsychCentral) – The Death of Mental Illness
Questioning Answers – Mental health and autism
Mental Health Humor with Chato B. Stewart (PsychCentral) – Bipolar Dad: Out of the Mouth of My Children
Jill Will Run – Mental Health Month
ADHD and the Tao Of Taylor – The Adult ADHD / ADD path to a better life – Today, I’m Blogging For Mental Health
ChannelN (PsychCentral) – Reasons to Live
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