10 Mental Health Blogs We Enjoy Reading

There are many blogs that increase understanding of mental health issues, and provide support. Here are some of our favourites.

Blurtitout Team

Published at 14:26

One thing we love about the Internet is that it opens the door for conversation about mental health.

Across the world, people use blogs as a platform to share experiences, increase awareness and understanding, and provide comfort and support. And that’s a very good thing. Below are 10 mental health blogs we enjoy reading.

10 Podcasts For Mental Well-Being

  • The Mighty.
  • The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive.
  • Mind.
  • Rethink Mental Illness.
  • Purple Persuasion.
  • National Elf Service.
  • Sectioned.
  • Time to Change.
  • MQ.
  • Hyperbole and a Half.

10 Mental Health Blogs We Like

We thought we’d pop a list together of the blogs we frequently read, admire, and appreciate. We hope you enjoy them as we do.

1. The Mighty

The Mighty publishes real stories by real people, living with disability, disease, and mental illness. They aim to build a safe platform for their community to share their stories, connect with others, and raise support for the causes they believe in. Their mental illness section is excellent and covers a wide range of conditions.

2. The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

Writer and mental health activist Seaneen started The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive ten years ago and has been sharing her experiences of being “mentally interesting” since. We love Seaneen’s humour, and warm, informal tone, as well as her “furious, hastily typed and unspellchecked rants”.

3. Mind

We are huge fans of Mind and the work they do to support those living with Mental Health problems. They use their blog to publish personal and relatable stories to help those living with mental illness feel cared about, understood and listened to.

4. Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink helps people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, and changing lives.  They publish a range of interesting articles and personal experiences in their ‘News and Views’ section.

5. Purple Persuasion

Award-winning blogger Charlotte Walker has been battling with mental distress for over 25 years and has been a mental health service user since 1994. Her blog Purple Persuasion offers a compelling insight into her experience of living with a serious mental illness.

6. National Elf Service

The National Elf Service’s ‘Mental Elf’  publishes evidence-based blogs on current mental health research and guidance. Posts are written by an expert team of mental health academics and practitioners.

7. Sectioned

Sectioned is written by a blogger who was sectioned in one of Britain’s acute psychiatric hospitals in 2011. Since their discharge, they have published thorough and often hard-hitting commentary about mental health issues and mental healthcare. They are also very active on Twitter.

8. Time to Change

Time to Change seeks to change how people think and act about mental health problems. They share a range of personal stories about mental health that challenge stigma and help those who may (unfairly!) feel isolated, worthless, and ashamed.

9. MQ

MQ is the the first major mental health research charity, that aims to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated, and ultimately prevented. They share a range of articles on their blog, including personal stories and posts based on science and research.

10. Hyperbole and a Half

Unlike the other blogs in our list, the webcomic Hyperbole and a Half does not focus exclusively on mental health. We have included it because the posts ‘Adventures in Depression‘ and ‘Depression part 2‘ offer two of the most poignant (and somehow, hilarious) insights into living with depression we have seen.

Over To You

What are your favorite mental health blogs? Let us know!

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