Share Your Story with GoodTherapy.org!

Girl with balloon in fieldSince the launch of GoodTherapy.org in 2007, The Good Therapy Blog has stood as a trusted resource for valuable information and perspectives regarding mental health issues and challenges. From daily therapy news based on research to our popular Q&A-style column, Dear GoodTherapy.org, the blog has provided a platform for professionals in the field to share their expertise and wisdom with readers as well as other GoodTherapy.org members.

Now it’s a platform for you, too.

GoodTherapy.org is excited to add another layer of perspective to The Good Therapy Blog with the launch of Share Your Story, a feature by and for the reader that is designed to dispel the common, yet dangerous, misconception that mental health challenges don’t affect “normal,” everyday people. Whether you have personally struggled with a mental health issue or are close to someone who has, sharing your experience can be immensely therapeutic, even emotionally or spiritually cleansing. Your story may very well inspire or comfort others who might otherwise feel isolated, all the while chipping away at the paralyzing stigma that too often precludes people from seeking the healing and support they need.

If you have something to share, please consider contributing to “Share Your Story.” You can publish under your own name, a pen name, or anonymously. Stories must be nonfictional, at least 500 words, never before published online, and free of any identifying information aside from your own. Possible broad topics may include:

  • therapy
  • psychiatry
  • self-help and wellness
  • personal healing
  • cautionary tales
  • specific mental health challenges

In sharing your story with an audience in the millions, the potential exists for an increased sense of connection, empathy, and understanding among not only those currently affected by mental health issues, but those who—sooner or later—surely will be. Your story is yours, but it can serve as an important reminder that, indeed, none of us is alone.

Share your story here!

Note: If you are a therapist member of GoodTherapy.org, you may submit articles for publication consideration through your Member’s Area. After logging in, click on “Publish an Article” on the left side of the page. There, you can upload your article for publication consideration. Therapist members who wish to have their writing featured on an ongoing basis may submit an application to become a GoodTherapy.org Topic Expert.

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  • carmen

    carmen

    March 8th, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    can’t wait to see what all will be published here- will you get answers from the therapists who contribute too or just other readers like me?

  • Caroline

    Caroline

    March 11th, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    The one real benefit that adding this kind of layer to the site is going to be that it will highlight real life stories of all readers and not just have to revolve on case studies that can sometimes be beyond what many of us can understand! If we know that it is something that one of our online peers is experiencing or has experienced in the past, it kind of makes the site a little more relatable to people like me who do not have a background in this area, only an interest.

  • alex

    alex

    March 11th, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    a very good idea – to be able to put up ur story without revealing your name n yet gaining responses from so many people. would be helpful for anyone who is too afraid to talk to those around them or go to a therapist. could well be the starting point of recovery even. kudos!

  • Margo

    Margo

    March 25th, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    I’m going to share this with my friend. She’s a great writer and has been through depression.

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