Top 10 mental health blogs

By Eileen McAtee

Firstly  a proviso, this is actually  a completely subjective list of blogs I have looked at and enjoyed over the past week or two.

So without further ado , and in alphabetical order:

1. Anatomy of an Epidemic A critical analysis of the astonishing  rise of mental illness in America.

2. Brain Blogger A  blog for those  with a scientific bent. In their own words they  review the most impactful news and research related to neuroscience/neurology,psychology/psychiatry, and health/healthcare.

3. Care not Cuts
Local district health board member David Choat shares what is happening at board level from a  left-of-centre perspective.

4. Changing Minds Auckland based Changing Minds share a consumer perspective on issues and current events.

5. Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa New Zealand  Voice hearers perspective.

6. Hyperbole and a Half Too wonderful not to include , these cartoons about depression  have done the rounds over the last week or two.

7. Mad in America Not one blog but heaps of blogs , mainly from people with experience of mental distress.

8. Mary O’Hagan Maybe I am  biased by the fact Mary works in the next office, but IMHO when Mary gets inspired  to write  the results are insightful and unique.

9. Scottish Recovery Network Long time advocates for recovery focused services, much of the news coming out of the Scottish Recovery Network is relevant beyond Scotland.

10. The Slow Mood Movement  I was initially  attracted by the name. This intellectually stimulating blog ( they reference Foucault ) is worth a leisurely  browse, if you have the time.

We resist drugs, saviors, and communion wafers.  These “quick fixes” subject us to unwanted power relations, while robbing us of the opportunity to overcome obstacles for ourselves.”

So there is my list.  What  blogs you would include in your top 10?



9 thoughts on “Top 10 mental health blogs

  1. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article. Mental health can be seen as an unstable continuum, where an individual’s mental health may have many different possible values.[16] Mental wellness is generally viewed as a positive attribute, such that a person can reach enhanced levels of mental health, even if the person does not have any diagnosed mental health condition. This definition of mental health highlights emotional well-being, the capacity to live a full and creative life, and the flexibility to deal with life’s inevitable challenges.

  2. Hi there, I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. I’m starting a new project that I wonder if you might be interested in – raising awareness and money for mental health. Follow the link and let me know what you think, I’d love to have you on board.

    1. what a fantastic list of blogs on your page Lauren! We are happy to help with publicity, and get added to the ever expanding international blog roll of people with experience of distress who have something to say 🙂

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