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?