May-14-2014

Mental Health Blog Day Highlights – Getting Support

Mental Health Blog Day Highlights – Getting Support

This edition of the Mental Health Blog Day highlights focuses on blog posts that are written by authors who wrote about support. They may have received support for their mental illness, given support to a loved one or offered suggestions on supporting others.

Tell is in the comments: How has the support of your friends and family made a difference in your journey? What kind of support do you wish you had? Have you ever offered support to a friend or family member?

Stacy’s Flutterings – The Prayer Shawl: A Glimpse into the World of Support From Others

When everything in our world seemed to crumble, in regard to our daughter’s mental health, it was my son who introduced me to the idea of support from others.  I didn’t realize it at the time.  I was so consumed by my own grief, sadness, sense of loss and the care of my loved one that …[Read More]

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May-14-2014

Mental Health Month Blog Day – Links Round Up 2014

Mental Health Month Blog Day – Links Round Up 2014

Welcome to everyone who is taking part in our mental health month blog day, our 5th annual event to help recognize May as Mental Health Month. We’ll update this page and blog throughout the day, recognizing you and other writers and contributors who are blogging and sharing for mental health awareness.

Thanks for joining us! Thank you to everyone who is recognizing May as Mental Health Month. We’re excited to get out the word that mental health matters to everyone.

For consideration on this list, your blog must have our
badge or link back to a post on this blog (Your Mind, Your Body). Posts should have been published today, or at least written in the past week.
Help us find your contribution! Tag any public posts on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other sites with #mhblogday.
Share, retweet and comment on blogs you’ve discovered today or that have moved you.

The most recent contributions to blog day. Thank …[Read More]

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May-12-2014

Announcing Mental Health Month Blog Day 2014 #mhblogday

Announcing Mental Health Month Blog Day 2014 #mhblogday

 

 

The fifth annual Mental Health Month Blog Day begins Wednesday 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 10a.m. EDT.

Our round-up blog post linking to participating blogs and their mental health blog day-dedicated posts will be updated about every two hours throughout the day until about 5 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.

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 …[Read More]

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May-08-2014

Give the personal touch for Mother’s Day

Give the personal touch for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day almost upon us, we are reminded that is a holiday for reconnecting with our mothers and, in effect, allowing us to also reunite with our entire family. It is a day we stop and thank our mother for all she has shared with us throughout our life, the gifts–both physical and emotional–she has given us, and for “just” being our mother.

But HOW do YOU reconnect with your mom on Mother’s Day?

Do you send her an email or a text? How about a shout-out via Twitter or post your thanks and endearing love on Facebook?

Around 1980, AT&T had the marketing slogan “Reach out and touch someone.”  Although using your AT&T smartphone today to wish your mother a happy Mother’s Day fits well with their marketing plan, it is not what they intended for you to do then. Rolling back the clock to 1979, we find that Americans had begun to travel more and more away from their homes, moving to …[Read More]

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