In 2011, we held our first “blog party” to celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10. We had over 80 different bloggers who contributed to the success of increasing awareness about the importance of mental health.
This year, we’re inviting you to join us and the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program for our 2nd annual blog party on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Together we can help spread the message that mental health is important to all of us.
Participation in the blog party is easy. All you need do is commit to publishing a blog entry on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, about a mental health issue that’s close to your heart. It may be on the topic of access to treatment, resources or support within your local community. It may be on an individual’s personal struggle with a mental health concern. It may be about the prejudice a person faced when discussing the issue with a family member or co-worker. Or it could be on this year’s specific World Mental Health Day topic, depression.
Our goal is to flood the Internet with voices that can help bring mental health to discussions and readers that might not often hear about these issues.
Blog entries work best if they are relatively short (generally under 700 words, but even shorter is fine) and with a clear message or take-away. If you need help crafting your post, we’ll be happy to help.
Even if you don’t currently blog or your organization doesn’t have a blog, not to worry! We will happily publish your entry on Psych Central.
Once you’ve posted your blog entry, simply let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be posting links to everyone’s entries throughout the day on our World Mental Health Day blog (right here — you’re reading it!): http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mental-health-day/
Please consider joining us this year on World Mental Health Day to help increase awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health diagnosis, access to services, treatment, and support. We believe your contribution would add a valuable and important voice to the campaign.Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to your participation in this event!
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Last reviewed: 9 Oct 2012