I’ve gone through the list and here’s the links to some of my favourite posts from this year’s Mental Health Blog Party:
- Somebody Heal Me – A Lifetime of Anxiety: Mental Health Month Blog Party
As long as I can remember I’ve had anxiety. As a child I worried about a lot of things and my tendency to fret became worse as I grew into young adulthood.
- Fulfillment at Any Age (Psychology Today) – ?????Using Psychology to Help Caregivers
With nearly one-third of the U.S. adult population providing medical care for a relative, the chances are good that you or someone you know is a family caregiver.
- Tabulous – Hard.
I am who I am and I try to handle life as it comes to my best ability. I think I generally do okay. But it’s an effort, and some days are better than others.
- Dr. Jill Squyres Blog – I’m Blogging FOR Mental Health: Bibliotherapy and Beyond May 2011
These books provide a practical but comprehensive summary of recent advances in the field without having to pore over basic research findings or dense journal articles.
- Therapeutic Justice Project – Psychology: Exile or Liberation?
I am going to continue holding the dialectic here that TJP has struggled with all along, reviewing some of the major criticisms and limitations of traditional psychology, but also highlighting some of the liberatory work that’s being done by individuals and organizations in psychology.
- Child Psych – Neither Music nor Facebook Cause Depression in Teens
Despite caveats provided by the authors, most readers are likely to believe it because they don’t understand the difference between correlation (the degree to which things tend to occur together) and causation.
- Celebrity Psychings (PsychCentral) – Mental Health Month: 7 Ways To Advocate Like A Celebrity!
If you’re part of mental health support group, work or volunteer at your local community mental health center, are organizing a mental health event such as the annual NAMIWalks in your area – or are simply thinking of getting involved in any such endeavor – you have to make yourself and your cause seen and heard.
- Sideshow Barb Blog – #MHBLOGDAY
There have been several positive sides to my flavor of mental illness. First & foremost, I’ve become much kinder in general.
- reinventing the event horizon – Leaving the Seclusion Room (some not-so-crazy notes on recovering from mental illness)
I was teaching English at a Christian university, suffering through a not-so-pleasant spring break when I began to clearly crumble.
- A Gracious Calm – I’m blogging for mental health..
Mental Health is like a dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about. It’s the elephant in the room and you don’t want to acknowledge that just maybe, someone you know and love, even yourself, could suffer from mental health issues.
- About.com Addictions – Addictions — The Poor Relative of Mental Health
Mental health problems affect everyone, but carry enormous stigma. And addictions carry the greatest stigma of all. Why? Because we still haven’t let go of the idea that people with addictions are really just lacking will power, and could get over it if they wanted to.
- NAMI Mass Blog – The stigma ends when we end it
..if we can stand up and say “I have bipolar, but that is not the sum of who I am,” then maybe we can start changing things.
Full list of blogs here.