May-18-2011

Mental Health Month Blog Party 2011 – Round Up

Mental Health Blog Party Badge 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
  • Sophosfemella.com – Within the Trenches
  • 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!
  • Partners in Wellness with Kate Thieda (PsychCentral) – 10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship Through Good Mental Health

  • 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
  • ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR PROJECT BLOG – TEENAGE DRUG ABUSE – Effects of Positively Involved Fathers – Teenage Drug Abuse
  • Therapeutic Justice Project – Psychology: Exile or Liberation?
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    27 Responses to “Mental Health Month Blog Party 2011 – Round Up”

    1. Karen Cooper-Johnston   February 4, 2012 at 4:18 am

      I was looking for something like this…I found it I am bookmarking this and sharing with my friends on facebook, twitter and my space.

    2. Social Phobe   November 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      Wow, It’s great to see so many blogging about mental health. Cool, and very helpful.

    3. San Mateo   October 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      Here is the link of health care service http://www.careindeed.com/home_care_services.php

    4. John   August 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm


      London Counselling

      Hi everyone!

      It is great to listen that the month and days are being celebrated regarding the mental health problem. At London Counselling, a team of dedicated therapist is enthusiastically engaged in search of challenges in the form of mentally disordered patients around the globe and hope for the best.

    5. Daniel   June 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      This is a great resource! Please visit http://aaddsingles.com – a social network and discussion group for Adults living with Attention Deficit Disorder. Share your strategies and tips for successfully living with ADHD. Also meet new friends in the ADHD community.

    6. The Writing Goddess   May 21, 2011 at 7:00 am

      I blog about mental health every day, but somehow missed getting into the loop on this. I already follow a number of blogs & on Twitter – how can I make sure not to miss this next year?

    7. Bec   May 20, 2011 at 5:43 am

      I completely forgot to send through the link to my blog post about stigma. Hope it’s not too late!

      http://meplusbipolar.blogspot.com/2011/05/stigma-and-self-stigma-mental-health.html

    8. Darlene Wierski-Devoe   May 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      I’d love to join the party can you please add my blog post about celebrations not always being happy when you have anxiety

      http://www.raisingsociallyanxiouschildrenblog.com/2011/05/13/what-if-celebrations-werent-so-fun-2/

    9. Mark Bertin, M.D.   May 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Glad to be part of the week, here’s a posting about parents and families …

      ADHD and Family: From Chaos to Calm Through Mindfulness

      http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-family-adhd-solution/201103/adhd-and-family-chaos-calm-through-mindfulness

    10. DorleeM   May 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      Here is a post on the importance of self care for mental health professionals

      http://www.dorleem.com/2011/05/self-care-for-mental-health.html

    11. Floortime Lite Mama   May 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      Here is my post on Anxiety and Autism and how to help
      Excited to join yout party
      http://drycappucino.blogspot.com/2011/05/stress-anxiety-and-autism-sos-best-of.html

    12. Kay Marner   May 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Here’s a post about eradicating the stigma of having a mental health condition, based on an interview I did with Howie Mandel, a great spokesperson for the cause: http://www.additudemag.com/adhdblogs/4/6907.html

    13. Jean@MommyToTwoBoys   May 19, 2011 at 11:50 am

      This list is fabulous, I can’t wait to read more of the posts.

      I recently wrote a post on Autism related anxiety, focused on my 4 year old who is on the spectrum: http://www.mommytotwoboys.com/2011/05/they-never-cut-umbilical-cord.html

    14. Rob Rossel   May 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

      I am feeling a bit “Net Challenged” being barely computer literate, but I am enjoying participating to the degree I can!
      CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS « INTO THE BARDO, on May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm Said:

    15. Ann Becker-Schutte, Ph.D.   May 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

      I dedicated this week’s Mid-Week Balance to the Mental Health Blog Party!

      http://healthybalancedlifekc.blogspot.com/2011/05/mid-week-balance-18-may-2011.html

    16. Help! S-O-S for Parents   May 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you for sponsoring this party. I have added the badge to my blog. I have a special post–24 bloggers have banded together and written about stress and anxiety in relation to special needs. You will find personal experiences (both child’s and parent’s) and possible treatment options. Thanks so much for adding this post to your party! http://sos-research-blog.com/05/best-of-the-best-edition-6-anxiety-and-stress/

    17. Jenna Magee   May 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      I have just joined the party by writing and publishing a blog post regarding my own mental health struggle: http://www.jennamagee.com/weblog/?p=1941.

    18. Jen   May 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    19. TSB   May 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    20. Aprile Mazey   May 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      I dedicated a blog post to the Mental Health Month Blog Party, you can view it here: http://thesteadyhandblog.com/mental-health-month-blog-party/. I wasn’t sure how to let you know about my blog post but I figure you will see it in the comments. I learned about this from Bloggers Unite.

    21. Elizabeth Scott   May 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      This is a wonderful way to raise awareness–thank you so much for hosting this! I’d love to join the party, too; here’s my contribution, which details five things you can do for stress relief when you can’t control other circumstances: http://stress.about.com/b/2011/05/18/stress-management-do-it-for-your-mental-health.htm

      Thanks!