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Last Updated on December 14, 2021 by Randy Withers, LCMHC
In the world of mental health blogging, giants like Psych Central, Healthline, and Mental Health America dominate the landscape. There’s nothing wrong with that. These organizations publish reliable and informative content.
But if you prefer smaller, more personal mental health blogs, then this list is right up your alley.
Mental health is one of those fields where readers benefit from multiple perspectives. Perhaps you prefer personal stories about mental health struggles – they often provide comfort and support. You might also prefer mental health blogs written by licensed professionals, especially if you value clinical insight and expertise.
Regardless of your preferences, the blogs included in this list are excellent resources, and worth reading.
If you are interested in creating your own blog, I encourage you to read this comprehensive tutorial I created to help you. Personal mental health blogs are therapeutic, both for the readers and the writers who create content for them.
If not, then enjoy the blogs on this list. There’s a little something for everyone!
58 Personal Mental Health Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of
This is an alphabetical list of mental health blogs, as it’s impossible to accurately rank them. Personal mental health blogs are exactly that – personal. Any you can’t really rank for quality. Some of these will speak to you and some will not.
Let’s get started.
Amosuir is a mental health blog dedicated to helping people reduce and manage anxiety through changes in diet, lifestyle, and mindset.
2. Anxious Lass
Anxious Lass is a mental health blog, focusing on social anxiety by Somerset blogger, Kelly Jean, who created it to help other people and to have a safe place to vent about the trials of social anxiety.
The blog is about how Michelle “Bipolar Bandit” has struggled with bipolar disorder for 35 years and discusses symptoms and things to do when manic and depressed. She also discusses other mental illnesses and has guest posts. She also addresses her mental health advocacy work.
Natasha Tracy runs the blog and works to bring quality, insightful, and trusted information on bipolar disorder and related illnesses. She has been living with bipolar since the age of 20, and Bipolar Burble was started as a place where she shared her experiences with bipolar disorder. The blog also has a directory on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention Help.
Edited by a licensed therapist, Blunt Therapy is a blog about the things people go to therapy for. They publish articles about mental health, addictions, relationships, and therapy.
6. Blurt It Out
The blog is dedicated to those affected by depression. It has several resources on how to combat depression. The website also has directories and helpful directions for depression.
Aspiring to be authentic and unfiltered about life, especially Mental Health, hoping that it’ll help someone else.
Centre for Mental Health is an independent UK mental health charity. It aims to inspire hope, opportunity, and a fair chance in life for people of all ages with or at risk of mental illness.
From The Author: Hi, I’m Mike McBride. I am a survivor of childhood abuse. I am also a survivor of major depression, dissociative fugue, and a suicide attempt. This is my place. This is where I share my thoughts, my knowledge, and educational resources about all these topics in multiple ways.”
Chipur is written and produced by Bill White, a mental health professional. It contains weekly articles on various mental health issues. It has won several best blog awards.
This blog is about the author’s journey to recover from trauma, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and living with ADHD.
12. David Susman
The blog shares resources and inspiration for better mental health. It shares true-life mental health stories of others. It also shares several media, TV and media appearances, and online articles of David Susman, the blog owner.
With the use of a narrative therapy technique known as ‘externalization,’ participants across the globe are invited to submit letters &/or alternate media directed to a self-selected ‘problem’ (e.g., Depression, COVID-19, or Perfectionism) for anonymous publication. Herein lays the pillars and posts of the Dear Diagnosis literary project managed by clinicians without compensation. This is a passion project grown solely through word of mouth and with courageous contributors like you.
Helping you reach a slightly higher State of Mind by Dr. Alexander Sinu, MD.
Blog authors Chuck and Zoe created Defying Mental Illness to offer their insights on mental and emotional health. Chuck, who has schizophrenia, shares his experience as someone who has been challenged by mental illness and overcame its difficulties. They hope to help those contending with mental illness on their path to recovery and well-being.
16. Elisha Goldstein
As a psychologist, Elisha blends traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness theory and practice to help his audience. The blog has lots of articles, free audios, videos, and other resources to help with personal development, growth, and/or healing. Several E-courses are also offered.
Chronicling the writer’s experience with bipolar disorder & life on a small farm.
Andrea Rosenhaft is a therapist who has recovered from borderline personality disorder, anorexia, and major depressive disorder. In her blog, “From Both Sides of The Couch,” posted on the Psychology Today website, she reflects on her journey of mental illness and healing and what lies ahead.
Her Life Adventures covers outdoor adventures, sustainability, & mental health.
The How to Social Worker is a blog about the intersection of my personal and professional experiences. As someone who is both qualified and deeply understands what you’re going through, The How to Social Worker supports your mental wellness, personal growth, and mindset. We also have some professional topics for those interested in entering the mental health field.
This site is a resource for mental health practitioners, people in therapy, and people interested in more information about mental health issues.
A blog tailored to black women in their twenties covers four topics that every woman should balance to have a fulfilled lifestyle: Career/Finance, Beauty, Self Care/Wellness & Positive News!
Andrea Arceneaux uses her blog as a platform to demystify and humanize mental illness. She does well to combine the facts of mental illness with the personal stories of those who navigate it. Andrea believes that if the mentally ill stand together and share their stories, they can change the conversation about mental illness and end the stigma in the process.
Written by a former mental health nurse, Mental Health 360 aims to raise mental health awareness through personal and professional experiences.
The blog focuses on mental wellness. It has a mini directory of mental health resources, websites, and apps. It has a weekly guest blogger feature.
MTS’s vision is to create a community that is aware of mental health, outlines the importance of mindfulness, helps recovery, promotes growth, and inspires people to achieve their dreams.
Stephanie Leschber LCSW, LICSW is a therapist and licensed clinical social worker who writes a mental health blog on relationships, self-confidence, and perfectionism.
Blog posts on a wide array of mental health topics. Mindfulpath is a healing space encompassed by various treatment professionals working as one connected team to provide quality mental health care.
This site provides mental health professionals and consumers with mental health, wellness, personal development, and counseling resources. The blog author is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner. Mind ReMake Project’s mission is to promote mental health and wellness while sharing key knowledge for a more productive and fulfilling life.
a personal blog about a mental health journey and recovery from psychosis.
From the writer: “I hope you will be part of my journey as I navigate adult life living with depression and anxiety.”
This blog’s main goal is to educate people who are dealing with someone who has a narcissistic personality. The Narcissist comes in many forms. You could be married to one, have grown up with a narcissistic parent, or maybe you’re experiencing difficulties dealing with a narcissistic boss.
33. Nest of Thoughts
Nest is designed around thoughts that matter for good mental health — empowerment to love yourself, inspiration to be genuine, and bravery to be incredible.
34. Nurse Mummy
Written by a Registered Nurse in Australia, Nurse Mommy Health Blog is about physical, mental, and emotional health.
Anitha writes to alleviate the stigma related to mental health among laypeople and health professionals alike.
36. Positive Lily
Positive Lily is a platform to promote mental health awareness and a platform where youth can speak up about their mental health and share their stories of struggles and recovery.
37. Positive Paige
This blog is about a day in the life of someone who deals with mental illness. It walks through everyday life experiences and how they affect someone who has a mental illness. It also discusses tips to help you get through the day, positive affirmations daily, and living your best life despite having an illness.
38. Rose Hahn
Rose Hahn is a wellness blog that focuses on maintaining optimal life balance & well-being, emphasizing developing self-awareness & a more mindful approach to living.
39. The Silent Torch
This blog centers around bringing awareness to various mental health topics by providing tips, guides, and personal experiences. It also provides different methods of self-care.
Smarter and Harder is a personal development hub set on helping you build your ideal life. They offer various information and resources geared toward self-improvement, happiness, and mental health, and giving you the motivation you need to succeed.
The Standing Strong Blog and features others’ stories of living with mental illness to help reduce stigma.
42. Sunshine & Rain
From the author: “My blog is all about my stories, solutions, and strategies of motherhood and mental health- specifically- bipolar with 3 boys! My 22 years with bipolar and 5 years e perineal as a mom brought me to the blogging world. Read what has happened thus far and what I have learned along the way.”
Swatowski is a mental-health lifestyle blog by Natalie Swatowski. It’s s journey of managing depression through life, travel, and fashion.
The blog is owned by Mandy Kloppers, a mental health practitioner. She offers counseling/ Skype Sessions at a fee. The blog also has worldwide resources on mental health.
45. Time to Change
The blog shares mental health stories of different people to encourage others going through the same challenges. It has several downloadable free resources and research/reports. It also has a local community network to tackle mental health at the grassroots.
46. TGN Therapy
Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy, M.S., LMFT, PMH-C is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified perinatal mental health professional with a private practice in San Diego, CA. In her writing, she not only pulls from her professional experience but her personal experience as well, often writing about her 3rd-trimester loss, and the delivery, which nearly killed her. She knew she wanted to be a therapist since the age of 14, and for her, it is the sort of work that feeds her soul. When she’s not doing therapy, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time near the beach. To learn more about her, check out her website and blog, which focused on different mental health and wellness topics.
Written by a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor in Wisconsin, Trinity’s Hope is dedicated to depression, anxiety, and the benefits of faith as a counter to mental illness.
48. Wing of Madness
The blog focuses on depression as a form of mental illness. It explores depression diagnosis as well as treatment. It also has a link to the YouTube page that discusses depression and anxiety extensively.
I hope you enjoy this list of personal mental health blogs. It’s often difficult to find the smaller ones in a Google search, so feel free to bookmark this post so you can refer to it again and again. I’ll be adding more to the list over time as I discover new ones.
And as I mentioned at the start, if you are interested in creating your own mental health blog, check out this tutorial I created. Add your voice to the conversation and carve your own dent in the universe. Your audience is waiting!
Be well, and get better!