In my post Spreading your writing wings I listed a number of sites where you could share your story or submit a guest blog. Personally, I find it easy to feel comfortable about sharing my writing on my own blog, but there’s some uncertainty that comes along with submitting a post to another site. So I try to push myself every so often to venture out of my comfort zone. Here are a few more ideas on ways to share your work:
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Life Unlimited feature: you can submit a request to be featured; submissions should focus on what the early indications were of your illness, what you’ve had to overcome, or what you’ve learned about yourself
GoodTherapy: personal experience, story must be 500+ words and original work
Having Time: personal essays about major life transitions, or actionable tips on improving mental wellbeing
Ideapod: this site isn’t specific to mental health, but accepts guest articles that “present bold, clear arguments about the ideas you believe should shape our future”
Mindful magazine: you can submit a mental health-related story pitch
Mind of Our Own: lets you share your mental health story in whatever form you wish; can be anonymous
Old Cove Road: particularly focused on the intersections between mental health, community, and social media
Open Minds Quarterly: share the experience of life with mental illness, in various forms including non-fiction, fiction, or poetry
Psyche: part of the Vocal media group; articles must be original content, and you can get paid based on how many reads your article gets
ResilientApp: accepts guest posts on a range of topics including mindfulness, meditation, self-care, and managing stress or anxiety
SameBoat: you can post in different topic areas including depression, suicide, anxiety. and body image
Of course, you can always keep an eye out on WordPress for fellow bloggers who are looking to collaborate or accepting guest posts. If you’re reading this and you’re looking for guest bloggers on your blog, please leave your blog link in the comments below.
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