Mental Health Month Blog Party Preview

The third annual Mental Health Month Blog Party begins tomorrow morning, and we can’t wait to read and share the many, many posts that bloggers everywhere will create, talking about why mental health matters and stigma hurts.

We’ll begin publishing a round-up of submitted links at about 10 a.m. EDT.

Our round-up blog post linking to participating blogs and their mental health party-dedicated posts will be updated about every two hours throughout the day until about 6 p.m. EDT. Wednesday. We’ll then take a break from blogging (because sleep is important to good mental health) and add the posts submitted overnight on Thursday morning. We’ll do our best to capture all the posts and submissions throughout the day, but let us know if you think we may have overlooked your post.

Participating is easy.

  1. Publish a blog post that incorporates mental health’s importance. Tell people why it’s important to you and why it should be important to everyone.
  2. Include a link back to or one of its own blog posts.
  3. Add the “I’m blogging for mental health 2012” badge to your blog post. Add the badge by copying and pasting the HTML code.
  4. Share your blog and any blogs you discover or our round-up on posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest, or any social networking sites you are on. Use #mhblogday as the tag.
  5. Keep returning to Your Mind, Your Body throughout the day to see what new blogs have joined the party.
  6. Join the Google+ Hangout video chat at 1 p.m. EDT. To join the chat, first add APA to your circle and look for the Hangout invitation.

Happy blogging! What are you planning to write about? Give us a sneak peek in the comments of this post.

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12 Responses to “Mental Health Month Blog Party Preview”

  1. Ryan M. Niemiec   May 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Here’s my mental health day blog called “Character Strengths” (Psych Central):

  2. Kathleen Ashton   May 17, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Check out Mary Miller Lewis’s Blog for the Ohio Psychological Association on trauma.

  3. Cconnell   May 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I am a social worker, with multiple diags, and I work in mental health… while at the same time trying to manage my own!

  4. Nicole Monteiro, Ph.D.   May 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I explore mental health after the trauma of a natural disaster in my post “Faith, Hope and Healing: Reflections on Volunteering as a Psychologist in Haiti”

  5. Nancy's Point   May 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Mental health is not adequately addressed during or after cancer treatment.

    My post, “Cancer, Depression & the Fear Factor,” speaks to this.

  6. Kaitlin Bell Barnett   May 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I wrote a post for my Psych Central blog My Meds, My Self about the importance of early intervention for childhood mental illness, despite some of the potential side effects of medication treatment and even other therapies:

  7. Paul Komarek   May 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    My new blog post is “Getting closer to people with mental illness in your church or community” — see it at


  8. Summer Beretsky   May 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’m planning to do my (kindasorta) first personal video about why I blog about my OWN mental health. What makes it scary, what makes it fulfilling, & all that. :)