Literary magazines, blogs, and other creative works
The following journals, newsletters, magazines, and blogs accept contributions from writers with lived experience and are great sources for inspiration in recovery. (Listed alphabetically)
The Awakenings Review
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Newsletter
Care for Your Mind
Icarus Project: Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madnesshttp://www.theicarusproject.net
Mad In America
Mental Floss: Random, Interesting, Amazing Facts
The Nathaniel Ayers Foundation
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearninghouse
Online spaces to Share your Story
Living with mental illness may sometimes leave you feeling hopeless and alone. Often, you may not know what’s wrong or you may even feel like you’ve done something wrong. Even when you do understand what’s happening, you may find it hard to talk about what you’re going through with friends and family. The stigma associated with having a mental illness often makes it hard to talk openly about your feelings and experiences. We want you to know that help is available.
OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. We hope this is the first step towards helping you get the support you need to feel better.
NAMI’s “You are Not Alone” campaign utilized Web publishing and social media to solicit and promote first-hand written and video testimony from individuals and families affected by mental illness—to fight stigma, inspire others and educate the broader public.