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Editor’s Picks: 6 Mental Health Blogs You Should Be Reading

At  Wellin5, we strive to be an informative destination for health and mental wellness information, and there are a lot of other great mental health blogs out there that you could be following as well. Whether you’re looking to read something light hearted and hopeful or more  clinical and scientific related to mental health, there’s a blog out there that you can connect with that will meet your needs. Here are some of our top recommendations:

1. Greater Than Illness

Greater Than Illness is a non-profit organization that looks to empower children and young adults who struggle with mental health challenges. It was founded by Kimberly Zapata who is an award-winning writer and mental health advocate. She has been widely published in prestigious publications and regularly speaks on mental health panels. The informative articles on Greater Than Illness inform, encourage and provide fantastic advice.  

2. The Bloggess

Jennifer Lawson is a hilarious writer who speaks frankly about her mental health challenges on her blog and  her books — she even released a colouring book recently. Her love of taxidermy and willingness to be vulnerable are legendary. Settle in for a quirky and honest read delivered in a style that’s unforgettably good. 

3. The Mighty

The Mighty bills themselves as “a safe, supportive community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them.” A nearly encyclopedic range of mental health topics and perspectives are featured alongside relevant news and information on the most recent treatment options.

4. EverydayGirlDad

EverydayGirlDad is the creation of Canadian mental health blogger Mike Reynolds who speaks candidly about his experiences with mental health challenges, treatment and a range of social justice topics that inspire him. He takes an intersectional perspective on mental health topics as a proud feminist who has no problem talking about his issues with bipolar disorder. 

5. To Write Love On Her Arms

To Write Love On Her Arms describes itself as a “a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.” They have an incredibly inspiring and authentic blog that represents many voices coming from a wide variety of mental health experiences. 

6. Life With A Baby

While Life With A Baby touches on a variety of parenting topics, founder Claire Kerr-Zlobin uses her blog to share her journey with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD). Her website and the community around it went on to become North America’s largest parent peer-support network. Claire fundraises for maternal mental health and the charity she founded, Healthy Start, Healthy Future.

Reading mental health blogs can bring fresh perspectives on challenges, provide encouragement and a glimmer of hope. There’s comfort in knowing that someone else has been there–it can be nice to know that you’re not alone in the things you are going through. Another way to feel less alone is to talk to a counsellor. On the Wellin5 platform, you’ll be matched with someone who is ideal for you and your situation so you can get the support you need, when and where you need it.

Over to You — Which Mental Health Blogs Do You Follow?

Now that you’ve read our top recommended mental health blogs to read, we’d love to hear your suggestions! Which mental health books or blogs do you enjoy reading most? Share your favourites in the comments below.