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World Mental Health Day Blog Party, October 10, 2016

6th Annual World Mental Health Day Blog Party at Psych CentralWelcome to the World Mental Health Day Blog Party for 2016. This is the official blog listing that we’ll be updating with every blogger who blogs anywhere on the Internet for World Mental Health Day.

Remember, if you want to blog for the day and help us increase awareness around mental health issues and treatment, please see the instructions here. (Write us at blogparty at to let us know of your published blog entry!)

Please use hashtag #wmhd16 (or just #wmhd) if you’re going to share anything on social media regarding this event.

Your blog post can be about anything related to mental or emotional health, or its treatment. You can tell your story about how you first learned about your condition, and what kinds of challenges you faced to get treatment for it.

People Who’ve Contributed to World Mental Health Day 2016

Most recent entries are listed first. This list will be continuously updated (it’s a live blog!) throughout the day on Monday, October 10, 2016, so check back often!

Things I wish people knew about my mental illness
it’s okay to talk

Psychological First Aid for Mental Health: World Mental Health Day
World of Psychology
by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Irving Gottesman, Brilliant Scholar, Showed Us the Dignity in Mental Health
Single at Heart – Psych Central
by Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.

Take Action October 10th; Listen Live via World Health Organization 10:30 EST for Global Mental Health Day
The Huffington Post
by Kathryn Goetzke

‘Mental health is not only about darkness and depression’
The Guardian
by Emma Featherstone

World Mental Health Day: Why No Woman Should Ever Feel Ashamed Of Suffering From Postnatal Depression
The Huffington Post UK
by Amy Packham

‘I’m not ashamed anymore’, Sophie tells her story on World Mental Health Day
Hartlepool Mail
by Sophie Dishman

Psychological First-Aid for Abused Children
Borderline Mama
by S.K. Bosak

To Give The Unaware Awareness
Mental Health Humor
by Chato Stewart

World Mental Health Day Blog Party, October 10, 2016

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

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APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2016). World Mental Health Day Blog Party, October 10, 2016. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 20, 2019, from


Last updated: 12 Oct 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 12 Oct 2016
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