Since 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:
- 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.
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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