I’m excited and honored that Psych Central has selected Storied Mind as one of the top ten depression blogs for 2008. What makes this a special honor is that Psych Central, as it says on its welcome page, “is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health network created and run by mental health professionals to provide reliable, trusted information and self-help support communities, for over 16 years.”
It’s wonderful to be in such great company with Therese Borchard, Katharine Stone, Douglas Cootey, the thoroughly anonymous author of Chunks of Reality, Etta of Depression Marathon, and others whom I will soon get to know better.
Thank you, Psych Central!
Congrats, John! I’m not surprised at all 🙂
Chunks of Reality says
Thank gawd you blogged about this because I would have never known!
First off, congratulations for receiving this wonderful award. It’s not shocking at all and you most certainly deserve it!
As for me, I have no idea how they found my blog or why mine was in the list because there are other blogs out there SOOO much more deserving than mine (like yours!!!!).
Congrats so much! I feel so very honored and proud to be in the same company as you, my friend.
Congrats on the recognition and award. Storied Mind has always been and continues to be one of my personal favorites. Hope you have a great 2009
John D says
Etta – Congratulations! Thank you for being so kind – I agree that the community is the amazing part of this experience. And you are a big part of the community that I have found so supportive, so open, so deep-hearted, so wise in the midst of so much pain. Thanks for being you! Have a great new year –
John D says
Merely Me – Thank you! You’re one of the big reasons this last year of blogging has been so rewarding. I want to thank you for all the inspiration and insight that characterize your writing. Your posts on Health Central over the last several months have been right on, every time. Beautiful work. Let’s both keep at it! I hope your holiday is going well and that you have one or two reasons, among the ten, to stay out of depression!
Immi – Thank you – I hope your holiday is going well – and that you’ve gotten over that yucky spell. Have a great new year!
Hooray for us, huh? You deserve all the kudos you get. You obviously connect with so many. I’m so glad we have this community of writers focused on depression. I feel honored to be included on any list with you. I appreciate your perspective. Congrats again!
Merely Me says
Well I must say…you absolutely deserve it. I feel too…that you have one of the best mental health blogs out here. You are a stellar writer and you totally connect with your reader. Many kudos to you John!
And I do wish you a very peaceful and depression free holiday!
If you want a bit of humor stop by health central to read my top ten list for why it is okay to be depressed this holiday season.
John D says
I want to thank you all for your support through this last year.
Your writings have been inspiring and have really helped me on the recovery path.
Happy holidays and a great New Year to you!
Dano MacNamarrah says
My dear friend John,
I’d actually seen the awards post early that day, but I didn’t want to spoil the surpirse.
I am absolutely thrilled that you have been acknowledged by such a significant site. You are a brilliant, evocative and insightful writer.
May your new year be the beginning of a new time of peace, health, happiness and real joy. Take care, my friend and love yourself as you love others.
isabella mori says
very well deserved, john! you make a real difference in people’s lives.
congratulations! well deserved!!!
You deserve it! I have learned so much from your site. I don’t know that much about male depression, (I am a girl, obviously), but I get such perspective from you and it helps.
John — This is fantastic (and I’m not surprised — you have a writer’s ability to capture your experiences through words)! This post also reminded me that I haven’t been to Etta’s site in a while.
Congratulations Storied Mind on your nomination. Your blog is always informative and interesting and I’m glad you have been honored this way.
Congrats on that, John.
There are a number of great sites that you share that list with! While I’ve only been following you for about a month, your writing is magical – almost poetic – on such a hard topic to deal with.