Hi there.

Look, I have a birthmark on the top of my head.

Look, I have a birthmark on the top of my head.

Welcome to Nerve 10.

I’m Jordan, and I created this site because I couldn’t find mental health information on the Internet that I could relate to.

Nerve 10 is where you will find the most accessible, most meaningful mental health stories and poetry on the world wide web.

My goal is not to regurgitate technical terms and generic information—it’s to create a more realistic and helpful mental health narrative.

The Ultimate Mental Health Blog List: 58 Mental Health Blogs to Follow in 2019

The Ultimate Mental Health Blog List: 58 Mental Health Blogs to Follow in 2019

This has been a long time coming, and it’s finally here.

Here’s my ultimate list of the 58 top mental health blogs to follow in 2019.

This list predominantly consists of individual mental health bloggers, but I did include nine mental health blogs run by businesses.

Those links are at the end because I, first and foremost, want to highlight the vulnerable, empowering work being done by the individuals—the people using their stories and identities to change the mental health narrative.

I only included blogs that are regularly updated.

The blog topics range from anxiety and depression, to ADHD and OCD. There are blogs that focus on written content, but there are also blogs in this list that focus on video and photo content.

I tried to gather a diverse selection of men and women, from people young and old, and I also searched for blogs written by individuals of color.

Whenever possible, I used the bloggers’ own words to describe their blogs.

But you might be wondering:

Why did I go through the trouble to put together this comprehensive list of 58 mental health blogs?

Well, the reason is similar to the reasoning behind my own mental health blog, Nerve 10: I was sick and tired of not finding the mental health information I wanted to read online.

Most of the mental health blogger lists I’ve found on Google are either narrow in scope, published by large businesses, or seriously outdated. Several of the lists I’ve scanned contain broken links.

So I decided to do something about it.

Plus, I also love promoting the work of other mental health bloggers, and doing this research introduced me to some outstanding bloggers I had never heard of before.

One of my goals here at Nerve 10 is to provide content that people actually find useful.

This blog list is one little way I can give back to the mental health community, a worldwide network that has already given me so much.

Below you will find 58 mental health blogs that actively produce content worth reading.

The first 49, in alphabetical order, are individual mental health bloggers.

The last nine, also in alphabetical order, are business mental health bloggers that I felt were still worth sharing due to their ongoing influence and quality content.

I plan to update this list every few months, so please leave a comment below if you think I left a noteworthy mental blog off the list (including your own)!

I hope you find this list as useful as I do. Happy reading.

Individual Mental Health Bloggers

Anxiety Gone

anxiety gone is a project started by long-time anxiety sufferer, chantal mcculligh, in hopes of ending the stigma attached to mental health. her goal is to help those suffering and to show them that they, too, can live a successful, happy and powerful life. 

"a lot of people have a preconceived notion of the type of people who suffer from anxiety, depression, suicide, sexual abuse, etc. and the reality is that is can happen to anyone. in fact, it does. mental illness does not discriminate. together, we can live a stronger, better and brighter life if we just take the time to understand ourselves, our illness and those around us." 

if i can do it, you can too. 

"embrace your illness and it'll no longer be your weakness."

Anxious Lass

Anxious Lass is a mental health blog, focusing on social anxiety by Somerset blogger, Kelly Jean.

After painstakingly scouring the internet for websites/articles related to Social Anxiety, I kept landing on super medical resources, written by professionals that just made me feel alienated. I desperately wanted something I could actually relate to! I wanted to know that other people with Social Anxiety struggled with checkout lines and automatically assumed that any laughter coming from anywhere was definitely directing at them. I wanted to know that I wasn’t the only one who worried about people looking out of their windows at me when I walked down a street. I wanted to know I wasn’t alone.

Anxiety Slayers | Shann Vander Leek / Ananga Sivyer

Shann Vander Leek and Ananga Sivyer are the Anxiety Slayers, providing self-help for anxiety so that readers can calm their minds and heal their lives. They offer articles, podcasts, and customized anxiety-relief downloads as well.

Bipolar Too | Courage to Slay Stigma

We invite you to join the journey into our lives. At times, our path is smooth and relatively uneventful. At other times, we advise that you buckle up and grab protective gear because the terrain may become excruciatingly difficult to traverse. We assure you that no matter our experience, we persevere, we learn, we grow, we love, and yes, we laugh too.

Therese Borchard

Therese Borchard is Contributing Editor at HealthCentral and Associate Editor at PsychCentral. She is the founder of the online depression communities Project Hope & Beyond and Group Beyond Blue. In the past she has served as the Emotional Health Columnist for EverydayHealth.com, where she wrote the popular blog “Sanity Break,” and a contributor to YahooCNN.comThe Huffington PostPBS.org, and other media outlets.

Dr. Dave Carbonell

Looking for anxiety help? If you struggle with panic attacks, chronic worry, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder, here's help that’s practical and powerful.

The Carpe Diem Life

My name is Carrie. I’m very passionate about speaking my truth on Mental Illness, sharing my story to let others know they aren’t alone and using every moment of each day to build a better version of myself while trying to positively influence those around me to do the same. While 1 in 5 suffers from Mental Illness, 5 out of 5 people have Mental Health.

I journey along life with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Depression and my most recent diagnosis of Bipolar 2 which I write about open and honestly here. My life experiences have led me to adopt the life mantra of Carpe Diem, “Seize the Day”. Carpe Diem is more than a philosophy to me; it’s a way I aspire to live my life.

Monica Cassani

This site documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit. This blog also deals with wider issues in the socio/political and spiritual realms as they pertain to mental health and human rights issues surrounding psychiatry.

My own experience as both (now – ex) patient and a mental health professional allows for some interesting and sometimes uncomfortable insights into the mental health system in the United States.

The blog and the content has evolved over time. The archives reflect that.

I have seen the system from both sides – as a social worker and as a person whose life was severely ruptured by psychiatric drugs. I write critically about the system, as well as about holistic pathways of healing without medication.  Everything Matters documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit.

Douglas Cootey

I’m Douglas Cootey, and I’ve been blogging here since 2 January 2005. Before that I blogged for years into a tiny text file called “what’s_new.html” and hosted it on a site so old not even archive.org remembers it very well. I would update that blog via telnet using vi on a 1200 baud modem. It was very exciting.

I started out blogging about mental health in order to accomplish three goals:

  • First, I wanted to overcome the stigma. I couldn’t talk about my ADHD or Depression without feeling shame. The method I used to overcome this was self-deprecating humor and honesty—a method that continues to work well for me. 

  • Next, I wanted to reach out to others who shared my issues.  My blog has reached thousands of people, many of who don't comment because the mental health stigma is strong. However, many of whom send me emails thanking me from time to time for something that I have written. I have learned so much from their experiences. It has been humbling and educational. I have truly terrific readers.

  • Lastly, I wanted to train myself to be a writer. I first worked on posting regularly. Then I worked on posting within a word count limit to train myself to prune & edit my work without fear. Now, I am actually writing a book. It has been a thrilling progression.

Daises and Bruises

Daisies and Bruises is strongly focused on mental health, including stories, poetry, articles, and beautiful imagery.

Paul Dooley

Hi, I’m Paul Dooley. I am a licensed therapist and creator of Anxietyguru.net.

I am also the guy behind the The Anxiety Guru Show. A podcast that provides information and advice about anxiety related problems.

I am also the author of How to Stop Anxious Thinking and The Big Idea. They provide a step-by-step guide on how to understand and manage anxious thoughts and feelings.

Okay, now that we got all that out of the way. I want to share with you why I created this website. In short, I made it for you. Yes, you.

If you’re feeling nervous, worried about your health, living with weird physical symptoms, or dealing with a recent relapse of anxiety, then you’re precisely the person I was thinking of when I launched this site in 2008.

And I did it because I know how you feel. Well, maybe not exactly because everybody has their own unique brand of anxiety, but pretty close. My ability to relate to you comes from my own 10 year struggle with anxiety which began when I was just a teen. I can still remember how confusing and scary those times were for me. But, after years of random research, reassurance seeking and needless doctor visits, I finally got better. And although I no longer have panic attacks, or other anxiety symptoms, I have never forgotten what it was like to live in such fear. Eventually I built up the courage to share my story and all the random things I’ve learned over the years. Now my once small blog has grown into a podcast that today is downloaded by thousands every month.

Alison Dotson | Author, OCD advocate, book lover

Allison Dotson suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for nearly two decades and understands that the disorder is crippling. Since her recovery, she is active in providing helpful resources to those who also suffered from this illness and her website is a plethora of resources that will help anyone to turn the tables on OCD.

LaRee Etter

Diagnosed with depression 18 years ago, I lost the life I once knew, but in the process re-created a better me. I am alive and functional today because of my dog, my treatment team, my sobriety, and my willingness to re-create myself within the confines of this illness. I hate the illness, but I'm grateful for the person I've become and the opportunities I've seized because of it. I hope writing a depression blog will reduce stigma and improve the understanding and treatment of people with mental illness.

Julie A. Fast

This is the original website for bestselling author, speaker, media consultant, mental health trainer and coach Julie A. Fast.  Julie is the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your PartnerTake Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re Depressed, The Health Cards Treatment System for Bipolar Disorder and the top Kindle eBook Bipolar Happens! Julie is also a columnist for Bp Magazine for Bipolar, a blogger for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, a member of the People Magazine expert registry and a regular media pundit on the topic of mental health disorders. Julie was the original consultant to Claire Danes for the TV show Homeland.  BipolarHappens is the only place to explore Julie’s Health Cards Treatment Plan.   You will also find free articles and podcasts on BipolarHappens.com filled with highly original opinions about the signs, symptoms, treatment and management of bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder. Julie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder two at age 31. She then received a more accurate diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder once she better understood her symptoms. Julie lives with daily mental health symptoms that she manages with the ideas you can read about on this website and in her books.

Free From Social Anxiety

Are you unsure whether you have social anxiety? With this blog's free social anxiety test, readers can check symptoms on their own. There are many types of anxiety out there, but for people dealing with social anxiety disorder in particular, this is the blog to follow. The site does well in providing quick advice, like tips on improving self-confidence, and power-boosting articles, like how to overcome social anxiety.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. - Mindfulness & Psychotherapy

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month coaching program A Course in Mindful Living. He is a psychologist, author and speaker who synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. Dr. Goldstein contends that we have the power to transform our traumas and habitual patterns that keep us stuck in perpetual cycles of stress, anxiety, depression, or addiction and step into greater freedom and peace. He offers practical strategies to calm our anxious minds, transform negative emotions, and facilitate greater self acceptance, freedom and inner peace.

David Healy

Dr. David Healy is an internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author.

A professor of Psychiatry in Wales, David studied medicine in Dublin, and at Cambridge University. He is a former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 200 other pieces, and 20 books, including The Antidepressant Era and The Creation of Psychopharmacology from Harvard University Press, The Psychopharmacologists Volumes 1-3 and Let Them Eat Prozac from New York University Press, and Mania from Johns Hopkins University Press.

David’s latest book, Pharmageddon, documents the riveting and terrifying story of how pharmaceutical companies have hijacked healthcare in America and the life-threatening results.

David’s main areas of research are clinical trials in psychopharmacology, the history of psychopharmacology, and the impact of both trials and psychotropic drugs on our culture.

He has been involved as an expert witness in homicide and suicide trials involving psychotropic drugs, and in bringing problems with these drugs to the attention of American and British regulators, as well raising awareness of how pharmaceutical companies sell drugs by marketing diseases and co-opting academic opinion-leaders, ghost-writing their articles.

David is a founder and CEO of Data Based Medicine Limited, which operates through its website RxISK.org, dedicated to making medicines safer through online direct patient reporting of drug side effects.

David and his colleagues recently established RxISK eConsult, an online medication consultation service to answer the question “Could it be my meds?”

Click here for a more detailed curriculum vitae.

Pastor Brad Hoefs

Fresh Hope For Mental Health, with host, Pastor Brad Hoefs, is a weekly podcast/blog for individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Jessica Walsh is a graphic designer living in New York. After sharing her personal struggle and history with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders as part of a project entitled 12 Kinds of Kindness, she received messages from friends and colleagues regarding their own mental health battles. Now she's created the blog Let's Talk About Mental Health, where readers can submit their own stories. She turns them into beautiful graphics that she ultimately posts on Instagram.

Love And Life Toolbox

LoveAndLifeToolbox.com is “your emotional health and relationships fix,” jam-packed with articles, tools, courses and other resources by therapy pro, Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT and others.  Happy in love, happy in life.

Kyle MacDonald - Overcoming Social Anxiety

Kyle MacDonald is a registered psychotherapist who created Overcoming Social Anxiety as an  an online-based therapy treatment approach for people from all around the world struggling with social anxiety, social phobia and shyness.

Deborah Matthews - Suddenly Bipolar

Welcome to my blog! I’m Deborah, and this is my story about discovering I had a mental illness, a part of myself that helped explain the previous 30 years of my life as well as the direction my future would take. All experiences and stories are my own. You can follow this blog on Facebook by searching for @suddenlybipolar.

Jenn Marshall

I used to spend my days as an agency recruiter for creative types and then spent several years in corporate recruiting. In 2011, I traded in my resume reading skills to focus on my family and to pursue my passion - writing - which would eventually lead me to discover my life's purpose.

I am a 39-year old wife and mother of two young children who loves the beach, books, fitness and eating healthy (most of the time). Nearly twelve years ago I suffered my first two manic episodes and several months and many doctor’s appointments later was finally diagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder – type 1.

I experienced four psychiatric hospitalizations within five years – two before any diagnosis was reached, and two more because I was trying to protect my newborn son (postpartum psychosis) and my unborn daughter – and all were because I was unmedicated at the time. After nearly seven and a half years of stability, I had a fifth hospitalization due to a manic episode after the sudden death of my dear friend and partner who helped me launch my nonprofit, Anne Marie Ames. Living in recovery is a daily struggle, but I am determined to live successfully despite this condition. I'm so fortunate to have loving, supportive family and friends who are there for me when I need them.

I have learned so much from my journey thus far and hope that by sharing my experiences I can help other women who may be wondering if they’ll ever be able to make their dreams of a family a reality. You can – I am living proof that it is possible. I take medication and have regular appointments with my psychiatrist and therapist because these are my responsibilities to myself and my family. My incredible support system helps me to live fully and I attribute a great deal of my success to their encouragement over the years.

Writing openly about living with mental illness inspired me to start a non-profit called This Is My Brave, Inc. which provides a platform for people to share their story live on stage through poetry, original music, comedy and essay. We professionally videotape all our shows and make them available on our YouTube Channel. So far we've produced 45 unique shows across the US, and last year expanded internationally, with three shows in Australia. 

In October of 2016 I gave a TEDx talk where I shared my take on the legacy I hope to leave behind with the organization I’m leading and the mission we’re advancing.

Your Brain Health - Everyday Neuroscience For Your Brain Health & Wellness | Dr. Sarah McKay

Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist and writer, and the founder of Your Brain Health. Her blog shares cutting edge research, developments and information in reader-friendly terms, along with practical and helpful advice for those suffering from mental illness.

Mental Health @ Home Blog

Welcome to Mental Health @ Home!  This blog takes a no-holds-barred look at a variety of issues related to mental health, drawing on my dual perspectives as a mental health nurse and person living with major depressive disorder.  You can get to know me better in the About section,  Under the About menu is my Writing portfolio.

You can find all of my posts in the Blog section, and under the blog menu is a breakdown of some of the recurring series/themes I’ve done.  I review mental health-related books, and you’ll find those in the Book reviews section.  The Resources section has links to useful websites and apps related to mental health.

I’m a strong believer in speaking up against stigma, and in educating ourselves so we can make the best possible choices.  Together, we’re a force to be reckoned with.  I’m excited to have you join me on this journey!

Mind Elate

Welcome to Mindelate! My name is Shahenaj Begum and I am 26 years old and London (UK) born. I love reading, writing, and connecting with people on a deeper level. Topics such as psychology, mental health and life hacks are topics that I’m both passionate about, and that fascinate me.Self understanding has always had me curious, but it was something that I felt I needed to develop throughout different stages of my life. During my happy times and during my not so happy times, I realised that no matter what was happening to me externally, my reaction or response to it relied on how much I knew myself. And so pondering on these experiences, while observing other people’s experiences, has broadened my understanding of human nature and of our emotions. Of our vices and our strengths. I feel that our self worth is dependent on how deeply we understand ourselves. I believe that with this understanding, a healthy form of self love develops, as well as self respect, confidence and a comforting sense of self acceptance.This is why I decided to share what I have learnt and what I feel through this blog. With the hope that it reaches as many hearts and minds as possible. With the anticipation that we can all connect with each others emotions, and with our journey of self discovery and understanding.

My Brain's Not Broken

Hi! There’s a lot of things I want this blog to be, but first and foremost it’s about furthering the discussion about mental health. The more we talk about it, the less power it has over us. At least, it’s been that way for me.

When I was 19 years old I was diagnosed with clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Since then, I’ve done a lot (a lot) of things to learn and live with my mental health issues. It hasn’t always been pretty but it’s been…special. It’s been memorable. It’s been my experience living with mental illnesses.

Through all my struggles and setbacks, I’ve persevered. I graduated from college despite living with severe mental health disorders, and now have a full-time job doing something I love. But it’s not enough. I’ve lived a long time with these struggles on my own, but I finally decided to open up and share my experiences. This is as much about sharing my story as it is about hearing yours. I hope that you will be part of my journey as I navigate adult life living with depression and anxiety. In time, I hope I get to hear (and share) your stories too. Thanks for reading this. I’m so happy you’re here!

Mike Nichols - Anxiety, Panic, & Health

The mission of Anxiety, Panic, & Health is to provide reliable online mental health information to the general public, relating to the anxiety disorders, caregiver support, and other mental health issues.

Dr. Adeoye Oyewole

A mental health blog with focus on the total mental well-being of people.

Phil is Mental

Vulnerable is the new black. Phil is a Tech geek, audiophile, mental health advocate and blogger.

Pick the Brain

Welcome to PickTheBrain.com, a website dedicated to self improvement with a focus on personal productivity, motivation, and self education.

The first article was published to PickTheBrain.com on November 22, 2006. Since then it has become one of the fastest growing self improvement sites on the web.

Run by Erin Falconer, PickTheBrain diverges from traditional “self-help” by taking a broader approach. Rather than sticking to a small set of topics, the site covers anything related to self improvement. Any information that people can use to live more prosperous, satisfying lives is a potential article.

Although the site covers a wide range of topics, most articles fall into 5 core categories.

  • Personal Productivity – Time is our most precious resource. Managing it effectively is essential for an excellent life.

  • Motivation – We only get as far as we can push ourselves. This site will help you overcome mental blocks and motivate yourself to act.

  • Self Education – Learning shouldn’t end after graduation. Rather than focusing on academics, this site covers the most valuable education — the one you give yourself each and every day.

  • Psychology – Our thoughts control our behavior which creates our reality. By understanding how we think, we can generate the positive thoughts required for success.

  • Philosophy – The approach you have in life can mean everything. Philosophy is about becoming wiser day by day and developing a harmonic existence with the world.

Radical Transformation Project

Faith has been dealing with depression and anxiety her entire life. One day, she found herself searching for a blog or community that she might connect with, but nothing felt honest to her. So, she wanted to create something that was. Radical Transformation Project isn’t a blog about “curing” depression. It’s one about living through the inevitable ups and downs of being right there in the trenches. Visit the blog and follow her on Instagram.

Dr. Sarah Ravin

Dr. Sarah Ravin is a clinical psychologist who shares information about Eating Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety in order to “help to bridge the gap between research and treatment” on an individual level.

Relief From Anxiety

Welcome to my mental health blog 'Relief From Anxiety'!

My name's Amy, I'm 23, a first class honours Law graduate and currently working for the emergency services. I began my blog back in 2013 during a time when I had recently been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. You can read more about my story, here. The aim of my blog is to provide advice, inspiration and support to those through their recovery from my personal experience. 

Anita Sanz

Sanz is a psychologist and popular writer on Quora, a forum where people ask and answer questions (think Reddit but without the anonymity). Her blog, “I’ve Got Your Back,” is chock full of posts on mental health and related issues. Sometimes she offers advice, drawing upon her background as a psychologist. Other posts describe what it is like to be a therapist. But all of them are great for people who want to improve their mental health.


In 2011, I was detained in one of the UK’s busiest acute psychiatric hospitals, a brutal & sometimes hilarious introduction to NHS mental health care. You’ve gotta laugh!

I joined Twitter in January 2012. You’ll find me at @Sectioned_ (please remember the underscore at the end). I sometimes tweet a lot, sometimes a little. I set up this blog account 6 weeks later because I thought that sometimes I’d want to say something that would take more than 140 characters.

Generally I tweet about quite serious stuff to do with mental illness & being sectioned. But I like to laugh too & find lots of things funny. I also like the absurd, including the occasional pomposity & ivory-toweriness of clinicians and academics on Twitter.

I’m not a psychiatric nay-sayer, despite my own traumatising experience on a locked ward (which I liken to being kidnapped by terrorists and repeatedly gang-raped, just so you know how awful the experience was for me). I’m really interested in finding out about and disseminating best practice, & write about that too, because I want mental healthcare to be a healing experience.

I try not to tweet about things like having just made a cheese sandwich, but that sort of thing sometimes creeps in too, especially if it’s particularly good cheese.

The photo is of the nicest bathroom on ward. It was my sanctuary, where I would bath twice a day. It helped pass the time & was relaxing. It was also the one place I wasn’t observed. Small pleasures become so important when your liberty, dignity and bodily integrity have been taken away.

I was discharged from hospital in summer 2011. I came out brutalised, traumatised & pretty helpless. I was subsequently diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) from the ward experience. It wasn’t until 6 months later that I was able to start dealing with the issues that got me taken into hospital in the first place, let alone everyday life. I’m still some way off being a tax payer again.

Thanks for reading. You can follow me on Twitter @Sectioned_ (please remember the underscore at the end) & become a friend on facebook. See the Sectioned_ category for personal posts.

Dr. Deborah Serani

A psychologist and practicing psychoanalyst, Dr. Deborah Serani specializes in treating trauma and depression. 

Sluiter Nation

Katie is a wife and mother of three children who has experienced many challenges in her life including various losses and mental health issues. The things that she experienced inspired her to write her story and set up a blog to provide inspiration to the people and mothers, who like her, have experienced mental illness.

The Span of My Hips

The Span of My Hips is a feminist blog that focuses on topics of mental health and empowerment, particularly body image. From why you don't need an excuse to take care of yourself to simple PSAs that remind you how wonderful and worthy you are, many posts will put some serious pep in your step. While the author doesn't reveal a lot about herself, she does mention that she's a "queer-ish white lady from Canada" who holds a master's degree "focused on the intersections of mental health, physical health, and policy." Just be prepared for potentially polarizing posts on topics like sexual abuse and the criminal justice system.

David Susman PhD | Resources & Inspiration for Better Mental Health

Hi. I’m a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, college professor, husband, and father.

This is my personal website. It is focused on mental health, wellness and recovery from mental illness and addiction. My goal is to provide proven, science-based information and resources to offer support, hope and encouragement to persons in recovery and to those who care about them.

My other primary focus is mental health advocacy. I believe that by getting better informed and more involved in advocacy, we can all help make a difference to reduce stigma and to promote better mental health programs and services.

I also feature inspirational “Stories of Hope,” a series of interviews with people who have dealt with mental health challenges and share the lessons they have learned through their journey. If you would like to share your story with me, more information can be found here.

I do my best to publish a new blog post each week. I invite you to subscribe to my posts to have them delivered to your email inbox each week.


Swatowski.com is a mental-health lifestyle blog by me, Natalie Swatowski! It's my journey of managing depression through life, travel, and fashion.

The Worry Games

If you are here visiting The Worry Games,  then,  like me,  you probably have an anxiety disorder that is serious enough to interfere with the quality of your day-to-day life.

And if that is the case,  there is something I want you to know.   If you only take this one bit of information away from this blog,  I will consider it a success.   Even if you never come back and read another page or another blog post,  please know and remember this one very,  very,  important thing:


I mean no disrespect to the truly mentally ill when I use the word “crazy”.   It is simply a word that frequently pops into the mind of those of us with anxiety disorders because the way we are feeling seems so “undefinable” and out of control.    Many times you may have wondered if you are going crazy,  but you aren’t.   You probably feel like you aren’t in your right mind half the time,  but you are.    You might fear having a  “nervous breakdown”  and being carted off to a place called “Shady Acres” and put in a padded room,  but you won’t be.   You might feel like there is something wrong with your brain – that it doesn’t work as well as everybody else’s – but it does.

The whole point of  The Worry Games is to let all of my fellow anxiety  “sufferers”  know that WE ARE NOT LOSING OUR MINDS.   Our brains are not sick.  In fact, our brains work pretty darn well and I would go so far as to say that they work even BETTER than the average person’s brain.

Thoughts on Life and Love | Emotional Well Being Blog

Mandy offers a bespoke mental health service to those requiring therapy in the privacy of their own homes. She is able to make referrals where necessary and provides comprehensive support for those seeking help on issues such as: Anxiety(social anxiety, health anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder), addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and psychosis.

Bipolar Burble Blog | Natasha Tracy

Natasha works to bring quality, insightful and trusted information on bipolar disorder and related illnesses to the public while engaging with the mental health community. Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and social media consultant from the Pacific Northwest.

Dior Vargas

Inspired by the lack of diversity in the media's representation of mental illness, Dior Vargas, a self-proclaimed "Latina feminist and mental-health activist" started the People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project. She hopes readers experiencing similar struggles will see someone who looks more like them—and that they will no longer feel alone.

Charlotte Walker

Charlotte Walker’s Purple Persuasion is a mental health blog by a writer who has been dealing with bipolar disorder for more than 25 years. She writes, “While I want this blog to have a wide reach in order to connect with other people in similar situations, it remains my space for exploring what it is like to have a serious mental illness.”

Bill White - Chipur

Bill White writes at Chipur, a blog with a focus on healing for depression, anxiety, bipolarity, stress, and more. He’s a mental health professional and recovering addict as well, and his mission is to help people take positive steps to manage their mood and anxiety disorders.

Wing of Madness Depression Guide

Deborah is a working mother from a long family line of journalists and editors who taught her how to take reporting seriously. She’s used that background since 1995 to manage what’s now one of the longest-running depression blogs. Her goal is to help people identify depression and seek treatment. She also regularly reports on the latest science and treatment options surrounding mental health. Visit the blog.

Dave Wise

Dave Wise lives in St. Louis, Missouri.   He was born in Guatemala, was adopted, and grew up in rural Wisconsin.  Dave is married, and he and his wife Kelly live in St. Louis where they are part of a local church, the neighborhood association, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. They delivered their first son stillborn, Mateo Aslan Wise, on December 18, 2015.  They gave birth to their second son, Pablo, on March 2, 2017. Dave enjoys reading, playing guitar and ukulele, drawing and crocheting, and board games.  Dave writes about a variety of topics that include mental health, faith, grief and loss, fatherhood, parenting, and the joy he finds in life. He writes vulnerably and honestly from his own experiences and overflowing thoughts. Dave hopes to convey truth and love in his writing. 

Mental Health Websites / Businesses

Anxiety Schmanxiety by Healthy Place

Healthyplace.com is the largest consumer mental health site on the net. We provide authoritative information and support to people with mental health concerns, along with their family members and other loved ones.

At HealthyPlace.com, you'll find comprehensive, authoritative information on psychological disorderspsychiatric medications, and other mental health treatments. We also have online psychological testsbreaking mental health news, and more.

We believe the most important thing in a person's life is "peace of mind".

And at HealthyPlace.com, we help bring that to you by providing mental health information from experts, as well as everyday people who are dealing with psychological disorders.

Anxiety United

A mental health network containing blog posts and videos.

Coping with Depression by Healthy Place

Healthyplace.com is the largest consumer mental health site on the net. We provide authoritative information and support to people with mental health concerns, along with their family members and other loved ones.

At HealthyPlace.com, you'll find comprehensive, authoritative information on psychological disorderspsychiatric medications, and other mental health treatments. We also have online psychological testsbreaking mental health news, and more.

We believe the most important thing in a person's life is "peace of mind".

And at HealthyPlace.com, we help bring that to you by providing mental health information from experts, as well as everyday people who are dealing with psychological disorders.

Depression on My Mind by Psych Central

Christine Stapleton has worked for The Palm Beach Post since 1986. She distinguished herself as the paper’s court reporter for 12 years, covering notable trials such as the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, Florida’s landmark case against the tobacco industry, Tom and Nicole’s adoptions and Roxanne Pulitzer’s dalliances.

Christine was among the lead reporters in the paper’s coverage of  the November 2000 election and helped write two award-winning projects on migrant farm workers and pesticides. She now works on investigative projects and writes a weekly column on depression.


The Mind Is Greater. Mindcology is a website dedicated to mental health, self-improvement and all thing considered, well, the mind. Mission to provide online mental health services that provide tools for self-empowerment.

Powys Mental Health Blog

Powys aim to provide you with a range of information which comes from many perspectives. There are many different views about what mental illness is, its causes and what may be done to help those experiencing mental distress. This website aims to offer you the chance to explore the breadth of information and ideas surrounding mental distress.


Jeremy Dean holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University College London and is the founder and author of PsyBlog. Dean began the blog in 2004 because he felt there was nowhere you could find an easy, readable translation of the latest scientific findings related to psychology. He explores a wide range of topics to help readers better understand the way they think and feel, such as the link between brain function and what we eat and how our childhood affects our happiness in later in life.

Tiny Buddha

In our fast paced, always-on world, it’s not difficult to access information. It comes at you at breakneck speed. Articles, blog posts, status updates, tweets—there’s never a shortage of ideas to consider.

Gaining knowledge isn’t a problem. Applying it, on the other hand, is a lot more challenging, especially when you consider how little time we have throughout our busy days to stop, breathe, and just be.

Tiny Buddha is about reflecting on simple wisdom and learning new ways to apply it to our complex lives—complete with responsibilities, struggles, dreams, and relationships. Founded in 2009, Tiny Buddha has emerged as a leading resource for peace and happiness, with close to three million monthly readers and a vibrant community forum.

My name is Lori Deschene. Though I run this site, it is not mine. It’s ours. It’s not about me. It’s about us. Your stories and your wisdom are just as meaningful and useful as mine.

The site features stories, tips, and insights from readers of all ages, from all over the globe.

You’ll find posts about happiness, love, relationships, change, meaning, mindfulness, spirituality, simplicity, minimalism, letting go, and more. Much of it has its roots in Buddhism, but this is not a site about religion. It’s about ideas that make sense and make a big difference when applied.

Watersedge Counselling | Mental Health Issues

The mental health blog of Watersedge Counselling.

Watersedge Counselling is a team of specialised counsellors, therapists and social workers who exist to help couples, families and individuals live a healthier, happier life.

Led by husband and wife Duncan and Colleen Morris, Watersedge is the ultimate combination of personal and professional expertise—they have more than 70 years of professional experience between them, as well 29 years of marriage and two adult children.

How to Explain Your Mental Illness and Share Your Mental Health Story

How to Explain Your Mental Illness and Share Your Mental Health Story

5 Meaningful Ways You Can Increase Mental Health Awareness

5 Meaningful Ways You Can Increase Mental Health Awareness

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