Blogs

Welcome to the The World of Mentalists blogroll! This is as comprehensive a list as is presently possible given the selection of sites we read and that have been suggested, but we always welcome new and as yet undiscovered mental health blogs (so long as they are not commercial in nature), so please do recommend yours or that of someone you follow in the comments section below if you’d like to be included.

Although some of the blogs listed on this page may provide advice, support or information on mental health issues, we strongly recommend that for such services you consult our list of relevant charities and organisations.

We hope you find this list useful and engaging. Please check back the odd time for new additions and further information.

Enjoy!

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2011 TWIM Award Winners ~ Mentalists ~ T3h Pr0f3ssi0nalz ~ The Art of Insanity ~ Inclusion/Exclusion Info

October 2012

Please note that I’m still in the process of going through all the blogs to check whether or not they’re active, and what they’re all about. I’ll be adding that information as an addendum to each blog title once I’ve collated it in its entirety. In the meantime, feel free to submit your own blog description (a very short one please – one line only!) by leaving a comment or, if you’d prefer to send it privately, please email me. Best wishes, Pan.

2011 TWIM Award Winners

Mentalists

T3h Pr0fessi0nalz

The Art of Insanity

Sadly, most of the mental health cartoon blogs we know of are inactive at the time of publication (October 2012). Please comment here if you are aware of any good animated blogs/websites in the arena that are regularly updated.

Inclusion/Exclusion Info

The World of Mentalists is not responsible for the content of external websites. Please see the disclaimer for more information.

You may notice that a number of the blogs listed above are no longer active. We have kept the links on the listings because we feel that the archives may be of interest to our readers. If, however, you spot a blog that has been privatised or deleted on this page, please contact Pandora or leave a comment at the bottom. We do not generally include privatised sites as they are inaccessible to most of our readers (the exception to this is to include such blogs under the ‘Award Winners’ section; it is only fair to acknowledge writers that have won TWIM awards, regardless of whether or not their material is still publicly available).

Please also comment here or email Pandora if your site is listed here, but you would prefer to have it removed. Please accept our apologies in advance if this is the case 🙂

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38 Responses to “Blogs”

  1. Monkeytraps: A blog about control (http://monkeytraps.com/) publishes 2-3 cartoons weekly along with articles and links to resources. The blog’s theme is the idea of control — especially our addiction to it, and healthy alternatives to that addiction — and it’s coauthored by Steve, a therapist who specializes in control issues, and Bert Steve’s control-addicted inner monkey.

  2. Woodhaven – The Dream Team: http://woodhavendreamteam.wordpress.com/
    A blog about a recently closed NHS mental health unit, written by both service users and staff focussing on good practice and memories of the place.

  3. definition of Blog

    A weebles wonderings – living with depression and working for the church

  4. Please can I suggest an amazing, moving, and beautifully written blog, by Lotte called http://justmenobodyelsejustme.wordpress.com/
    This blog is highly recommended.

  5. thank you for adding me to the list of blogs 😀

  6. Hi Pandora, Could you please add http://crashingintothementalsystem.wordpress.com/
    A blog about my experiences, thoughts and feelings.
    Thankyou

  7. Hi Pandora,
    I’m a newly graduated psychiatrist and would like to suggest my blog: http://freudandfashion.wordpress.com/
    I started the blog during residency to document my experience as a psychiatrist in training, focus on therapy pearls learned along the way, and goal to normalize (rather than stigmatize) mental health issues.
    Thanks for your consideration!
    Vania

  8. Hi everyone, thanks for all the suggestions thus far 🙂 I’ve added your blogs to the listings 🙂 (All under the ‘Mentalists’ category, except for Vania’s, which is under the professionals’ section). Hope all is well 🙂

  9. youmakemefeelsick Reply 7 December 2012 at 5:21pm

    Hi Pandora- I’d be really grateful if you would consider adding my blog on recovering from an eating disorder. The address is http://youmakemefeelsick.wordpress.com/
    Thanks!

  10. Please add this blog on mental illness found at
    http://mentalhealthlivingwithbipolar.blogspot

  11. Hi – would be great if you would consider adding my blog
    http://Www.loonyafternoons.com
    Thanks

  12. I’d be grateful if you added my blog about chronic depression to the blog roll:

    http://lugubriouslayara.wordpress.com/

    Thank you!

  13. Hello. Please take a look at my blog Redesigning Mental Illness — it’s about what ordinary people can or are presently doing to change how mental illness plays out. Lately I’ve been writing about recovery, system reform, and violence. http://redesigningmentalillness.blogspot.com.

  14. Hello please consider adding my blog on mental illness, depression and suicide struggles.
    What is Bipolar?

  15. I have followed and greatly enjoyed TWOM for ages. I was over at Dedication to Recovery but waffled into nothingness. I am now all fired up at:

    http://thismentalhealthblogisyours.wordpress.com/

    And if anyone wants to come offer their own ire/information/submissions on the subject of making NHS mental health care better, please do because an awful lot of people know an awful lot more than me!

  16. Hello, could you consider adding my blog? I write about my struggles as a medical student with depression and BPD. Thank you!

    borderlinemed.blogspot.com

  17. We always hear ‘writing is therapeutic’. Would you like to ask a writer? Or if you are one yourself, would you like to hear this novelist’s view? Nada Holland is treated for PTSD with what she describes as talking cure ‘chemo’: NET, or Narrative Exposure Therapy.

    Her blog, NARRATIVE EXPOSURE, deals with talking, writing, memory. How the things we can’t remember tell the things we can’t forget. http://day-dream-days.blogspot.co.uk/

    Thanks for adding.

  18. Hi,
    Could you please remove A Multitude of Musings fromt he list? It’s been deactivated and replaced by my new blog. I’d love a spot ont he list for http://memyselfandmentalhealth.blogspot.nl/.It's a fairly new blog though, but really looking for visitors. 🙂

  19. Oh oops, I didn’t see this comment was already in there.

  20. Please can you add my blog? It’s about Asperger’s Syndrome but it deals with mental health stuff as well. http://kankurette.wordpress.com

  21. Hi there,

    I would love if you would consider reviewing my blog RootsB4Branches at http://rootsb4branches.org.

    Thanks!

    Sarah

  22. Writing *is* therapeutic, especially when both intellect and emotions are engaged. I’m writing about my own mental health but also about wider mental health issues (not overtly political or ranting/raving though!). I’d be very glad if you could include my blog and thanks for this site.
    http://mindcurling.wordpress.com/

  23. Just wanted to recommend my blog… http://www.becauseIcannotbestill.blogspot.com
    Blogging about depression, major depressive disorder, suicide, and how I am working through it…

  24. I’d like to recommend my blog over at http://causecatyljan.com/ Writing about life with bipolar disorder, and examinig mainstream, alternative and radical approaches to mental health…

  25. Hi, please could you add my blog to your blogroll http://thebipolarplace1.wordpress.com/

    It’s about living with bipolar. I try to make it humorous where possible, but I’ll let everyone else decide on that. 🙂

  26. Hello! I feel a bit embarrassed to recommend myself, but if you like any of what I’ve written, I would love to be included. I blog about BPD, depression, anxiety disorders, experiences in the Canadian health system, relations with my partner and carer, etc.
    This is an amazing resource that you have collected. Thank you so much for managing it!

  27. can you add my new blog to the list please. werenodifferent.wordpress.com daily struggles of a bisexual couple with mental health problems

  28. Hi, I would love it it you could add my blog to the ‘mentalists’ list please. Thanks for the great work you do and I look forward to reading your round ups 🙂 http://traceypallett.wordpress.com/ Thank you 🙂 Hugs x

  29. Suggesting my therapist’s blog which I find a constant source of support and insight. http://www.reneevandervloodt.com/blog . She works with people with who suffer with anxiety, anger and depression for example but also people with dyslexia, AD(H)D – the creative mind – who I have just discovered are, by their nature, susceptible to depression.

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