It’s especially meaningful to me because PsychCentral is the best site on the internet devoted entirely to mental health information for the public. Their Depression Guide is one of the best sources of its kind, and the blogging by many writers is always interesting and helpful.
Sandra Kiume, who selected the top ten, found several interesting blogs I hadn’t read before. Here are a few of them, with Sandra’s descriptions:
Una Vita Bella: Amy has been the force behind the #mhsm Mental Health and Social Media hashtag and chat, and a great deal of mental health inspiration and organization. Her blog and Twitter feed about depression and chronic illness are absorbing and friendly. When you see the smile and spirit in her avatar it’s hard to know that she suffers so much pain, as do so many others she represents. In caring for Amy’s health, and all the mental health bloggers on this list, you care for your own too.
My Postpartum Voice: A new voice and a comforting one, Lauren is also known for organizing support chats for peers online (see her blog for info). She’s prolific, sensible, positive, and strong. Well-organized and efficient, I wonder what would happen if Lauren and Katherine [author of PostPartum Progress] combined powers?
Draw That Beast: A writer with depression has created a virtual gallery space for depictions of depression by outsider artists. People with lived experience of depression are invited to visualize it and send their images to the blog for posting. The result is a diverse collection, but with much in common. An elegant blog featuring visual art from and for the world.
They’re all worth a visit, if you don’t know them already.
The image above is from Draw That Beast.