Mental Health Awareness Month Blogging Event 2015

GoodTherapy.org Mental Health MattersGoodTherapy.org works to advocate for ethical mental health treatment and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health every month of the year; however, May has specifically been deemed Mental Health Awareness Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Every May, GoodTherapy.org and many other like-minded organizations host events, work diligently to disseminate reliable mental health information, and collaborate with members of the public, professionals, and organizations to shed light on the importance of mental health awareness and treatment.

For the second consecutive year, GoodTherapy.org is inviting its readers to blog about mental health to honor Mental Health Awareness Month. This blogging event is an opportunity to reach out to mental health bloggers and writers to have their writing featured on GoodTherapy.org and shared with our thousands of site visitors. The 2014 blogging event resulted in many participants sharing why mental health mattered to them; we are looking forward to continuing to spread the message that message across the web!

So how does it work? All you have to do is publish an entry on your website or personal blog any time during May 2015. Acceptable topics can range anywhere from why mental health matters, to a personal story or message about therapy, or a message about the importance of combating stigma. Therapists, people in therapy or interested in seeking therapy, and mental health advocates are all encouraged to share their stories.

Beginning May 1, GoodTherapy.org will compile a list of qualifying blog posts related to mental health below. You can tweet us @good_therapy with the hashtag #mentalhealthmatters to submit your post, or send us an email at mentalhealthmatters@goodtherapy.org. Finally, post the “I’m Blogging Because Mental Health Matters” seal on your web site or blog to help raise awareness of this important issue. Simply copy and paste the seal below into your blog or post!

It is our goal this and every month to bring together a community of like-minded advocates all passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, providing support, increasing knowledge about the important issue of mental health, and spreading the vital message that mental health matters. We hope you join us in our efforts to help create real change in mental health!

Blog Posts about Why Mental Health Matters

During the month of May, GoodTherapy.org followers write about why mental health matters in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. Posts are listed below in the order in which they have been received.

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  • Patricia R

    Patricia R

    May 4th, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    When I first started going to therapy I struggled with that level of intimacy. After every session, I would go binge. Now I face the truth and talk about whatever issues I’m dealing with. I’ve had to change therapist six times since I started going to this community mental health and have been able to maintain that same level of intimacy. They are giving me another therapist now and I don’t get to see her until June. I’m going through one of the hardest times of my life. I really could have used a good therapist to help me through it. But instead I’m freaking out and a nervous wreck as I force myself to get on a plane to go to my son’s wedding. I’ve been severely depressed and not sleeping for a week because I’m so scared.an experienced therapist can say just the right thing to help me see the situation differently.its like a clidascope where you turn the knob and you get a different picture. That’s what a therapist does. they have help me ssee things differently

  • Ty

    Ty

    May 4th, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Always a nice thing to read other peoples stories and learn from them. Great motivator!

  • abigail

    abigail

    May 5th, 2015 at 6:25 AM

    Hi,
    Great article as well as give more information…..All the people must want to know this..

  • Sally O'Reilly

    Sally O'Reilly

    May 5th, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Great idea – we’re in!

  • carrie

    carrie

    May 16th, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    I feel that my essay on ecotherapy ‘Allotmentherapy – the wisdom of plants’ may be of some use.

    Carrie x

  • Norma

    Norma

    May 17th, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    therapist show empathy for the clients you serve.
    If you feel that you don’t care for your client do to burn out or dislike.
    Remember, first do no harm; refer your clients.
    Take senasativity training and or refer.
    Being mentally ill is not the patients choice, it is not a sign of weakness.
    Please handle with care.

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    July 17th, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    I’m so glad that there are people out there that care about mental health. It really is a big problem, and it’s important that struggling people be able to get the help they need and deserve. My daughter has struggled with depression for years now, and we’re thinking about getting her to see a therapist. Sometimes talking it out can really work wonders. I’d definitely be interested to read some of these blog posts from mental health awareness month!

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