It’s easy to get caught up in negativity. Between the constant news cycle, world events and social media, it can seem like the world is closing in on you. But please remember:
Protecting your mental health should be your first priority.
There are many ways to do this. One of the ways we at Sanctuary Centers like to protect our mental health is to read about what others are going through and find tips and tricks to help us push through and feel more understood.
There are countless mental health bloggers out there, but these are 7 of our favorite mental health blogs for insight, wisdom and support. We hope they can help you too!
7 of Our Favorite Mental Health Blogs
The National Alliance on Mental Illness blog is a treasure trove of information on all things related to mental health. They’re a great organization on so many levels, and one of their many services is an exhaustive blog and list of resources for almost everything you may need to better understand mental health.
Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
The ADAA is an invaluable resource. Their blog on mental health is no exception. Filled with invaluable advice and insights, evidence-based coping mechanisms and real-time blog responses to world events, this outlet can help bring peace to our mind on an as-needed basis, so check in!
Mental Health America
This blog reacts to the news cycle and helps contextualize what’s going on around you, and how it may affect your mental health. Posts come frequently and timely for industry experts—practitioners and PhDs, policy makers, executives and influential thinkers.
Simply, this is tool to help you live a better life. And while the whole website is a revelation, Mindful’s Mental Health blog is a great place for information you may never think about (we sure didn’t!), like: how diet affects mental health, how to create peace from within and other ingredients for mental wellbeing. Check it out, you’ll be doing yourself a favor!
The beauty of TED is the range of contributors weighing in on many subjects related to mental wellness—all of whom are subject matter experts, and many suffer from the conditions they speak on. There’s even a playlist dedicated to various discussions around mental health. We are particularly fond of Eyln Saks’ talk about her balancing act of being the Dean Of Law, Psychology, And Psychiatry And The Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California and her lifetime struggle with schizophrenia.
As a community, The Mighty is an incredible outlet. You can ask questions, post responses and find a venue to interact with likeminded others. It helps creates a sense of community. Just reading through the posts and forums is a masterclass in mental health and coping mechanisms.
Time to Change
Similar to The Mighty, Time to Change is a safe space to share personal experiences and seek community. The candid insights, and stories, help provide comfort, kinship and perspective—and, most of all, help you see you’re not alone.
The internet opens up opportunities to discuss mental health that didn’t exist before. You can find ways to overcome challenges and soothe yourself by using it to your advantage.
We hope that you find some new resources on this list to help you. Don’t forget: Our blog publishes meaningful discussions on mental health, resilience and what brings our community together. We also have our own list of resources available. If you have trouble finding anything, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: 805-569-2785!
Find more information on these organizations here:
- The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a United States-based advocacy group originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–8 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and improving the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders in children and adults. For more information, call 240-485-1001 or message email@example.com
- The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities. We have over 2 million registered users and are adding a new one every 20 seconds.
- Mental Health America is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness. You can reach out to them here.
- Mindful is dedicated to sharing the gifts of mindfulness through content, training, courses, and directories—helping people enjoy better health, foster more caring relationships, and cultivate a more compassionate society.
- Find Ted Talks homepage for mental health here.
- Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. There are many different ways to contact the organization.