When you, or someone you love, are newly diagnosed with a mental illness, finding as much information as possible about the condition and how to live with it becomes important. Having resources that share candid firsthand accounts of their journey can help you feel less alone. Reading blogs by those who struggle with different mental illnesses or those who work in the mental health community can be both informative and empowering. Searching for a therapist in Raleigh, NC this holiday season? Let Legacy help you. Call now!
While reading blogs and following along with the blogger's journey isn't an effective method of managing your own mental illness, these blogs can help you identify questions you may have about your own diagnosis or open a conversation about your mental illness with a loved one. Here are some of the mental health blogs we love.
Blue Light Blue
After her father committed suicide when she was 13, author Amy Marlow began to experience depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Her blog focuses on moving through trauma as a suicide survivor and dealing with mental illness.
A Storied Mind
Blogger John Folk-Williams writes the stories of people who have lived with depression for years. Creating a blog that offers support and recovery for those who struggle with depression has helped John work through his own depression diagnosis.
Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and occasional depression, Fiona Kennedy shares her candid account of life. Focusing on sharing what has worked for her and what it has been like to live with this complicated disorders, Fiona hopes to help others who are newly diagnosed or struggling to understand BPD.
Whether you choose to browse their blog or plug into their podcasts, Shann Vander Leek and Ananga Sivyer offer help for those with anxiety. Their goal is to help readers heal their lives by calming their minds.
Time to Change
Challenging the stigma that those who struggle with their mental health feel, Time to Change focuses on sharing personal stories and alleviating the feelings of shame, isolation, and worthlessness that many feel when they are diagnosed with mental illnesses.
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In addition to group therapy, we also offer alternative treatments, like tai chi, equine assisted therapy, and EMDR therapy to help you overcome co-existing mental illnesses. While working one-on-one with your therapist, you can customize your treatment plan to help you meet your treatment goals as well as empower you with new tools to overcome your mental illness.
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