Educating the masses on mental health and battling the stigma of mental illness is a massive mission. That’s why the world needs dedicated mental health bloggers and writers who frequently cover relevant issues. They help us think progressively so we can build a world where everyone takes mental health seriously and does not discriminate against those with mental illness.
At Talkspace, we’re all about mental health and fighting stigma with the power of posts like these. That’s why we wanted to give a shoutout to these awesome bloggers and writers. Follow them if you want to learn more and stay updated!
A writer, speaker and social media consultant, Tracy uses her influence to discuss bipolar disorder. She has been dealing with it since she was 20 and often shares her stories to inspire and teach others. She writes on several blogs, all of which have gained recognition and awards.
Tracy recently started a ground-breaking survey on patient perspectives on electroconvulsive therapy [ECT]. This survey will be the basis for her latest paper to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. If you have had ECT, please take the patient ECT survey here.
Borchard is a mental health writer and activist who primarily focuses on depression, nutrition and holistic health. She founded an online community for people who struggle with depression and regularly contributes to Everyday Health, among many other publications.
Sanz is a psychologist and popular writer on Quora, a forum where people ask and answer questions (think Reddit but without the anonymity). Her blog, “I’ve Got Your Back,” is chock full of posts on mental health and related issues. Sometimes she offers advice, drawing upon her background as a psychologist. Other posts describe what it is like to be a therapist. But all of them are great for people who want to improve their mental health.
Bishop is great at finding unique ways to talk about emotion, mental illness, health and, well, life. One of her most recent posts argues how sadness can be consoling because it offers a point where things can’t get any worse. Her background in creative writing shines through in most posts.
Keiles posts most of her content about mental health on Medium. One of the most popular articles was called “Depressiongrams,” where she chronicled her coping with depression by posting images of it on Instagram. She gets into the irony of posting scenes of her depression on a platform where people normally distort reality by only sharing their high notes. This example of her speciality in creative nonfiction also offers insight into what depression can be like and how it is different for everyone.
Holmes is one of the editors of the Healthy Living section at The Huffington Post. Her posts have tackled misconceptions about therapy and mental illness, often reframing issues people have long misunderstood. She also offers tips on how to live a happier life and reduce stress.
Long writes and features mental health stories from the perspectives of parents. Some are serious while others are fun and irreverent. She is also the author of “The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness,” a book about raising children with mental illness.
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