Top Depression Blog – 2010

I’m really pleased to report that Storied Mind has been honored for the second time by PsychCentral as one of the top ten depression blogs of the year.

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.

In addition, the list includes the great blogs I’ve been reading for some time: Etta’s Depression Marathon, Dr. Deb and Katherine Stone’s PostPartum Progress.

They’re all worth a visit, if you don’t know them already.

The image above is from Draw That Beast.

10 Responses to “Top Depression Blog – 2010”

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  1. Meagan says:

    Hi John – thanks for offering to credit the image but Draw that Beast is an anonymous art project. I don’t keep the details of people who submit and protect their right to privacy fiercely. It’s a trust thing for me – I’d expect the same if I entrusted something so highly personal to a stranger.

    Cheers
    Meagan

    • John says:

      Hi, Meagan –

      Thanks for letting me know. Everyone has the right to choose if or when to go public. Good policy.

      John

  2. Adam Glenn says:

    Congratulations!

  3. Amy K says:

    Congratulations! And thank you so much for sharing my blog in your post as well!

    This is the first time I have been given such an honor and it certainly feels especially good coming from Psych Central. I am proud to be in your company and I look forward to learning more about the other blogs/bloggers that are new to me as well. I was familiar with a handful of the blogs and they are all so well written, it makes the honor of this ranking all that more special.

    Again, congrats on two years running!

  4. Meagan says:

    Hi John

    Thanks for linking back to Draw that Beast and congratulations for your blog also being in PsychCentral’s Top 10 list!

    I hadn’t come across your blog either so I found the list equally as helpful to see who else is out there in the blogosphere. It’s a comprehensive and well-written resource you have here.

    Good luck and keep on truckin’ :)
    Meagan

    • John says:

      Hi, Meagan –

      Congratulations to you too. Using images to express what people feel gives such a direct root to the core experience – it’s a great way to do a blog.

      I linked the image back to your blog but couldn’t find the artist’s name to credit. I’d be happy to do that – is it you?

      Do keep on with this beautiful site!

      John

  5. Lauren Hale says:

    John –

    Congratulations on your inclusion in PsychCentral’s Top 10 list (again!)

    I’m honored to be included with such wonderful bloggers including yourself.

    Thank you for the mention here as well.

    Happy Holidays to you!

    Warmest,
    Lauren Hale

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