Reviewed Mental Disorders Blogs Links
(viewing 1 - 4 of 4)How I Beat Depression
This is the story of Gillian Pearce's personal recovery from long-term depression as written by a professional journalist for a major UK glossy. The personal story is both poignant and inspirational. Gillian's website "creates something a little different - an alternative place of light, hope and inspiration." The remainder of the website offers services as a "life coach" for anyone suffering from depression.
The Icarus Project
This blog is a network of people living with experiences that are commonly labeled as bipolar or other psychiatric conditions. They believe they have mad gifts to be cultivated and taken care of, rather than diseases or disorders to be suppressed or eliminated. The site features articles, journals, resources and community forums.
Gaining Insight: An Examination of the Relationship between Schizophrenia and Stigma
Amber's brother, Josh, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2006. Amber says that Josh, who represents the millions who have a mental illness, is a very sensitive, empathetic and intelligent young man. He in no way fits the image of mental illness that people see in the media. When mental illness first strikes, a family will realize how misperceptions and stereotypes can perpetuate stigma. Amber created the site to display her art exhibit which is designed to educate and inspire others so that they may view mental illness in a positive light. By gaining insight, she believes that people can replace shame with courage and fear with empathy. Amber feels that those who are affected by schizophrenia or another mental disorder should be commended for their bravery, not judged. She intends to raise awareness in the classroom and eventually on a national level. The site offers her exhibit, as well as the opportunity to buy prints and to read her blog.
This blog focuses on Bipolar Disorder and general mental health and advocacy issues. It is well-written, updated regularly and offers tips and reflection designed to help people cope with daily struggles in life, especially as found in those with Bipolar Disorder.