Blog For Mental Health 2013 – An Invitation!


Because of the importance of this initiative in my opinion, I am posting this post on all four collective community based blogs that I am involved in: Resonate Freedom, Christian Concern For Mental Health, Teens For Global Mental Health Awareness, and The Mental Health Writers Guild. For those of you who follow more than one of these blogs and thus have this repeated in your inbox I apologize but it really is such a great and important cause in my opinion.

Here is how this thing works:

1.) Take the pledge by copying and pasting the following into a post featuring “Blog for Mental Health 2013″.

I pledge my commitment to the Blog For Mental Health 2013 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.

2.) Link back to the person who pledged you.

Ok that one is fairly easy, it was initially Ruby over at I Was Just Thinking via my personal blog “Voices of Glass“.

3.) Write a short biography of your mental health, and what this means to you.

In terms of a short bio in respect of my personal mental health this can be found here, but since this is a collective/community blog I will simply skip this part here. But I do look forward to reading those of anyone who does pledge as a result of this post 🙂

4.) Pledge five others, and be sure to let them know!

Here again, due to the collective/community based nature of this blog I am not going to pledge any blog or blogger in particular BUT I do want to encourage all the followers and/or members of this blog to seriously consider getting involved and committing to this cause if you have the time. It really is such an important cause in my opinion.

5.) And, as something novel for 2013, Lulu and I ask one more thing of you.

As you may have noticed, Canvas does not keep an official blogroll, outside of links to our authors’ personal blogs. For something new and special to introduce Blog For Mental Health 2013, and really build a sense of community — and show everyone how many of us there are, and how strong we are, coming together — we are launching a Blog For Mental Health 2013 Official Blogroll! So, in addition to linking back to the person who pledged you, please include the link to the original post in your piece. As this gets passed along, link back or click here and leave a comment containing the link to your pledge, and we will put you on our Blog For Mental Health 2013 Official Blogroll page! Show the world our strength, show them our solidarity, show them what we are made of. Take the Blog for Mental Health pledge and proudly display the badge on your blog!

Closing remarks…

I am so honored to be a part of this cause I hope and pray that so many others will also get involved if they are able!

14 comments on “Blog For Mental Health 2013 – An Invitation!

  1. Thank you for sharing this here as well. I value so much the support you are showing us and the mental health community at large!

  2. I found you through the Blog for Mental Health 2013 Blogroll on A Canvas of the Minds. It’s so good to know multiple communities exist for people who write about mental health!

  3. This is great! Question: How do I post the badge on my profile?

    • Hi sarah3an,

      Any member of the Guild can display the Guild logo on their blog or website and instructions on how to display the Guild logo can be found on the Guild Members page here

      Since I have already popped over and visited your blog, all you have to do is let me know that you would like for your blog to be included in our membership and I will add it to our member’s list.

      Many thanks 🙂
      Kind Regards and God bless you.


      • Thank you Kevin. I was originally asking about the picture on the “Blog for Mental Health” post (the one with the marbles), however, I do wish to become part of the membership! I will follow the page’s instructions. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

        • PS-I have figured out to add the Blog for Mental Health 2013 picture on my post and site, so you won’t have to give me instructions for that

          • Hi Sarah3an,

            Many thanks for getting back in touch with me and apologies for my misunderstanding your question.

            Glad that you have answered your question regardless of my misunderstanding and really delighted that you want to join our little band of bloggers.#

            I have today added your blog into our membership list so welcome to the Guild!

            And now for the legal bit….

            I should perhaps mention that due to many bloggers wishing to remain anonymous as a result of the stigma that still remains in respect of poor mental health and mental illness, membership to the Guild is awarded to the blog and not the blogger. The only way that this is relevant is that it means that should you have or start a second or further blogs membership of the Guild does not automatically transfer to that or those blogs and they must also be approved for membership.

            I think that about covers it so all that remains for me to say is that if I can be of any help please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me here or through one of my personal blogs, http://www.VoicesofGlass.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

            Kind Regards and God bless you.

  4. National Prevention Week 2013 will be celebrated May 12-18, 2013. This year celebrates the theme, “Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference.,” which emphasizes that the prevention of substance abuse and promotion of mental health starts with the choices each of us makes in our own life. Through our choices, we can set an example of health and well-being for others. With our voices—whether spoken or written—we can raise awareness of behavioral health issues and help create healthier and safer communities.

  5. I just took the pledge myself and I’m visiting my comrades who are blogging for mental health.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts. Perhaps we can encourage each other.

  6. I do not know whether it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing issues with your site. It appears like some of the text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This might be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen previously.

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