This page will feature recommended authors, bloggers, vloggers, artists, and thinkers for your further enjoyment.
Their presence on this page reflects a unilateral endorsement of their content – it should not be seen as their support or endorsement of any content here. I ask only for their permission to share information relevant to their work here on my site. Views are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the individuals featured below.
Cara’s Corner 🏴 – Cara
As I ventured down the Twitter rabbit hole of mental health blogs, I came across Cara’s and decided to follow her account. She’s every bit as kind and brave as she is intelligent (and she highlights other bloggers as well, so an excellent way to discover even more writers). Here, I’ll let her tell you in her own words:
Welcome and thank you for visiting! I’m Cara. I’m a twenty-something year old mental health nurse who has also experienced mental illness for most of my life. I’m incredibly passionate about breaking down stigma and fighting the discrimination attached to mental health problems, and I hope to do that by not only sharing my own experiences, but creating a platform for others to share theirs too. You can usually find me talking all things bipolar disorder, eating disorders, general mental health and well-being, and the challenges of navigating the world while experiencing mental illness.
However, it’s also important to me to show that there is more to people than just their diagnosis. I am also a pink haired cat lady, a tattooed traveller, a veggie and a feminist. This means that in amongst my chatter about mental health, you’ll also find me talking a lot about travel, feminism and ramblings about my general life and observations I make along the way.
Miss Anxiety 🏴 – Beth
Beth is about as friendly, kind, and courageous a person as one can meet across all of her social media platforms. She knows her stuff because she’s lived it and bares all in a mutual effort to recover and find health & happiness.
Hello there, my love & welcome to our little corner of the internet. I’m so glad you found us!
I’m Beth & I’m from Nottingham in the UK. (Think Robin Hood & you’re there!) From an early age I developed Anorexia, Emetophobia & GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) – without a doubt this changed my life & I’ve become passionate about spreading awareness but also the idea that mental illness does not spell “the end”.
Living with mental illness & working towards recovery – together. As cheesy as it sounds – together we really can make a difference & achieve more.
On this channel you’ll find videos all about mental health, wellness, recovery & a hint of lifestyle thrown in too!
Picture the Positive 🏴 – Laura
Laura covers things far better than I could here, so I will let her take it away:
Hello, and welcome to Picture The Positive! My name is Laura, and I’m a 20 something writer and mum of three boys, living in Wales. I have always struggled with my Mental Health and after years of silently suffering, I was finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2017. After my diagnosis, I needed something to focus on and keep me going, so I decided to start a blog to spearhead my recovery.
SO, WHY PICTURE THE POSITIVE?
Social Media is a fantastic tool that connects you to people and places all over the world, but social media isn’t always a reflection of real life. I was so sick of seeing everything so picture perfect on my news feed, so I decided to Picture The Positive instead! Picture The Positive is a personal blog that delves into my ups and downs and everything in between as I fight my way through mental illness recovery. Through this journey, I’ve also become incredibly passionate about Mental Health Awareness and campaigning for better treatment and I’m determined to continue to raise awareness through writing and sharing my experiences.
Although this blog focuses on mental health, it’s not just about mental health. I write and about anything and everything, and I love writing about people I meet and the places I go. I also have a passion for photography, and though I’m no expert I still enjoy taking lots of pictures. You can see some of my photography here.
Be Ur Own Light 🏴 – Eleanor
Eleanor Segall MA(hons) is a freelance writer/journalist, mental health blogger, soon to be author and an advocate. Her mission is to write to increase understanding and end the stigma that mental illness has. She has lived with mental illness for 14 years.
Her book about her life with bipolar disorder and recovery with Trigger Publishing will be published in 2019/20.
Eleanor has blogged for mental health charities such as Rethink Mental Illness, Time to Change, Mind, Bipolar UK, Self Harm UK, STOP Suicide, SANE, Phobia Support Forum, ISMA, Judith Trust.
She writes for Metro.co.uk, Glamour Magazine online, Happiful Magazine and Happiful.com and has written for Huffington Post UK, The Counselling Directory, Brighton Wellness Centre, Counsellors Cafe Magazine, Refinery29, The Jewish News, Aish Perspectives Magazine, The Monologues Project, World Union of Jewish Students, Anxiously Active, Soul Space (Tavleen Foundation) and Equilibrium Magazine.
Eleanor has also been featured in articles in Metro.co.uk, Cosmopolitan Magazine UK (online), Elle Magazine ,Prima, Netdoctor.co.uk and Yahoo News.
Her WordPress blog ‘Be Ur Own Light’ was started in March 2016 to raise awareness to friends and family of what life is like living with mental health and to emphasise how, however difficult you can go on to live a happy and fulfilling life. It was nominated as a Finalist in the Health and Social Care Individual Category for the UK Blog Awards 2018!
Eleanor gave her first radio interview to on mental health and social media, in March 2018. Her blog about bipolar was also used for an anxiety education session for staff at AND digital in London.
She recently recorded her first podcast on mental health and is available for comment on radio or TV.
Eleanor has a BA(hons) degree in English Literature and Drama from Goldsmiths University. She has a Masters in Drama Education from Royal Central and is an avid reader and writer. Additionally, she volunteers with the charity Jami, the Jewish association of mental illness in London.
One More Light LB 🏴 – Lisa
She’s a “newbie” writer, but quite proficient and passionate about her efforts. As with many of the people on this list, the recommendation is as much personal as it is professional as she has been incredibly supportive of her peers online – advocating through action as well as word.
Also, congratulations to Lisa for recently appearing as keynote speaker for The Institute for Mental Health’s Social Media Care workshop!
Lisa also has a novel on the way in 2020 with Wisteria Publishing.
Pigletish 🏴 – Anneli
What doesn’t Anneli do? She’s a blogger, she’s a podcaster, and she’s an author (“Don’t Be a Dick”)!
I could go on, but I would rather let Anneli do that herself: https://pigletish.com/about