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Guild Membership

Membership:

Membership to the Guild fall into two specific categories.  These being either membership awarded to a blog or website specific too or dealing with Mental Health Awareness and/or Mental Illness. Or membership awarded to an Author or Writer who writes about Mental Health Awareness and/or Mental Illness. Please note that these are separate membership types and having one membership type does not automatically infer the other.

Blog Membership:

Due to the nature of Mental Health and Mental Awareness blogging and in respect of those bloggers who wish to retain some anonymity, whilst membership is of course inferred upon the blog owner it is given specifically awarded to the blog or website nominated or submitted ONLY.  For this reason, in respect of blog membership, the right to display the Guild Logo applies ONLY to that blog or site.

Therefore, should a member wish to display the logo on another blog or site he or she MUST first submit the other blog or site for approval and have that site or blog approved by the Guild before displaying said logo.

Membership to the Guild is based solely on that blog/site having Mental Health and/or Mental Wellness as a main focus of it’s content.  A blog or site’s membership to the Guild does not therefore infer that the Guild (or it’s members) endorse or agree with all of the content of that blog or site.

In this case the ‘Member Blog’ Logo for that year can and should be displayed on that website or blog.

Author Membership:

Unlike ‘Blog Membership’, Author membership is awarded to the actual author or writer and not to any blog or website he or she may own or publish.  And therefore ‘Author Membership’ does not automatically infer ‘Blog Membership’ to any blogs or websites owned or published by said author.

Author Membership was created in order to afford membership to those writers or authors whose work does not constitute or is not specific to blogs or websites but which have Mental Health and/or Mental Wellness as a main focus.  Therefore, ‘Author Membership’ would apply to those who have written and published books or articles in off-line journals and magazines for example.

Access to Membership:

Access to membership of the Guild is free and voluntary and is via direct application or by nomination from a third-party and details of how to apply or to nominate someone can be found on this page.

Members of the Guild are entitled to display the appropriate Guild Membership logo on their work whilst they remain a member of the Guild, agreeing to remove said logo from their site/blog (or in the case of Author Membership to cease from using said logo) should their membership end.

Membership Involvement:

The primary focus of the Guild is to afford a recognizable community offering support and encouragement for those writers who have mental health or mental well-being as a main theme in their writing.

Additionally it is hoped that the Guild will provide a vehicle through which anyone who writes about mental health or mental well-being will be able to identify other writers who have the same or related interests and indeed themselves be recognized by other writers.

Being mindful of member’s commitment to their own blogs and sites no expectations whatsoever in respect of making contributions to the Guilds’ blog/site are placed upon Guild members.

Members who wish to contribute pieces for inclusion on the Guild’s blog/site or who wish to participate in the competitions that are planned are of course very welcome to do so but no expectation to do so is implied in the offering or the acceptance membership.

Applications and Nominations:

Application or Nomination for Membership of the Guild is open to all whose work is:

a) in the public domain, and

b) relating to mental health and mental well-being, and

c) where the main perceived intent is not to bring mental health or mental illness and/or those people suffering from it or their friends and family or people working within this field into disrepute.

A list of those authors, writers, sites and blogs who are currently members of the Guild will be displayed on our Member Authors and/or Member Blogs pages in the hope that anyone visiting these pages will be encouraged to check out the work of those there listed.

Guild Members, by virtue of their acceptance to the  Guild, show their agreement and support of the aims and purposes listed on the GUILD AIMS AND PURPOSES page.

In order to apply for Author Membership…

Please use the ‘comment’ feature below or email us directly at MentalHealthWritersGuild@gmail.com and include within your comment/email: the type of membership required, your contact name, title and details of your publication and the site/blog address through which your publication is available.

Those sites/blogs will then be visited and their content read and consider and anyone being accepted into membership of the Guild will then be notified immediate to acceptance.

In order to apply for Blog Membership…

Please use the ‘comment’ feature below or email us directly at MentalHealthWritersGuild@gmail.com and include within your comment/email: the type of membership required, your contact name, title and address of your site/blog.

In order to nominate a third-person or third-person’s site/blog for membership…

Likewise, please use the ‘comment’ feature below or email us directly at MentalHealthWritersGuild@gmail.com and include within your comment/email:  your contact name, plus the contact name and address of the person or site/blog which you would like to be considered.  Plus details of their work with respect to Mental Health Awareness or Mental Illness.  Please note that: In respect of your nominating a third person or their blog/site for membership you MUST have their prior approval to do so.   

The sites/blogs being nominated or the sites through which relevant works are advertised will then be visited and their content read and considered for membership of the Guild and will then be offered membership to the guild as appropriate.

Acceptance into membership of the Guild, and continued membership, remains discretionary not in an attempt to limit membership but simply to ensure that membership of the guild remains credible and worthwhile and in order to try to ensure that the guild and its members are not associated with folk who seek to attack, ridicule, or hurt those folk suffering from mental illness or poor mental health.

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    • Hi, I like to be a member to get some more readers to my site. I think some of the postings I’ve written about having a mental illness and trying to achieve happiness would help other readers. My blog is ascrazydoes.com.

      Thanks!

      • Hi Isabelle,

        Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

        Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Crazy Is As Crazy Does’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

        I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

        Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

        As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

        Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

        • Hi, I’d love to become a member. Only just found this site and can’t wait to have a proper look through to find more like-minded people.
          I’m trying to turn my mental health problems into positive experiences to help others.
          My site is: https://theothersideofp.wordpress.com/
          Pippa

          • Hi Pippa,

            Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “theothersideofp”.

            I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “theothersideofp” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

            Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
            You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

            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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

            a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

            b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

            Kind Regards and God bless you.
            Kevin

    • Hi Kevin,

      I look forward to reading more from this wonderful collection of like-minded writers. I have a personal blog of living with depression and ptsd.

      Nice to meet you and your readers….

      Sincerely,

      Paul

      • Hi Paul,

        It is really good of you to get in touch and thank you for your kind words.

        Have you thought of becoming a guild member? Having already popped over and checked out your blog I know you would fit right in 🙂
        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin.

    • Hi,
      I have recently started a blog. I have 20 yrs experience of mental health issues, have published a number of poems and am about to have a novel and poetry collection published.I am eager to spread the word about writing as a form of catharsis and would love to be a member of the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      • Hi Louise,

        Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “madscribedotme”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “madscribedotme” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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.
        Kevin

    • I would LOVE to be a member. Let me know where the application is I will gladly fill it out.

      • Hi SP,

        Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “sentiMENTAL paRANTING”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “sentiMENTAL paRANTING” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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.
        Kevin

    • Hello Health Writer’s Guild,
      This is a very interesting way to provide a resource.

      My sister and I have been working on a project, Behind The Wall: The True Story of Mental Illness as Told by Parents, which is a collection of stories about parenting an adult child who lives with a serious mental illness. We also have a blog that we would like to be considered inclusion in your guild:

      http://behindthewallstories.wordpress.com

      Thank you for your consideration.

      Best regards,
      Mary Widdifield
      Elin Abercrombie

      • Hi Mary and Elin,

        Apologies for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

        Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Behind The Wall” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Behind The Wall” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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 further blog or 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.
        Kevin

    • As someone dealing with major depression and anxiety disorders (and a long list of other things) I love the idea of this site and being able to find others who are writing about the same problems.Thank you for this! I would love for my blog to be included at some point but as I have just started out and am going through an extreme low point with my depression my posts are not as positive and encouraging as I hope they will be at some point. This is good motivation for me though thank you (: Keep up the good work!

      • Hi TAD.

        Many thanks for taking time to get in touch and I am so sorry to hear that you are going through an extreme low point with your depression. I think so many of us experience those at times and I can certainly relate to your comment that your posts are not always as positive or encouraging as you would hope. I too have posts like that in my personal blog. http://www.voicesofglass.wordpress.com.

        Have you considered your blog becoming a guild member? It is free and there are no expectations other than the blog must include mental health related topics. It would mean that your blog would be listed on our Guild Members page and that might in turn increase your readership.

        Just an idea 🙂
        Again, many thanks for your kind words.
        Kind regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

        • Thanks for the support. I’ll be sure to check out your blog (:
          I would love to be a part of the guild. What do I need to do to join?

          • Hi TAD,

            I have entered your blog into membership 🙂 And so here is the standard welcome to membership stuff…

            Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “The Anxiously Depressed”.

            I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “The Anxiously Depressed” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

            Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

            You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

            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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

            a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

            b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

            Kind Regards and God bless you.

            Kevin

    • Hiya! Great idea…!! Would love to join in, if you feel my newish blog is suitable…
      http://www.lockedoutoflife.wordpress.com

      • Hi LOoL,

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Locked Out of Life”. Oh, and before I forget, many thanks for your kind words and encouragement about the guild.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Locked Out of Life” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

    • Hi! I’d love to be a part of the Mental Health Writer’s Guild! My blog is

      https://casualbedlambipolar.wordpress.com

      My handle on said blog is: laurabedlam. My blog deals primarily with the everyday aspects of living with and treating bipolar disorder and mental illness in general. Some topics covered are: stigma, medication, psychotherapy, self-esteem, relationships, and comorbidity, among others. Thanks for your consideration and for working to further the dialogue! (Quick note: blog contains a good deal of profanity because I cuss a lot in real life. I don’t know if that matters to you, but I recognize some people are sensitive to strong language and I thought I’d just give you a heads up.) -LB

      • Hi LB,

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Casual Bedlam”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Casual Bedlam” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and

    • Hi there. I’d love to join the guild. My contact name is EmoVoid and I blog about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, blunted affect and mental health stigma at http://www.EmoVoid.com

      • Hi emovoid,

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “EmoVoid”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “EmoVoid” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

        • Hi Kevin,

          Thanks for the speedy response. I’m glad to be on board and will download the guild logo now. I look forward to reading other guild members’ blogs.

          Best wishes,

          EmoVoid

    • Hi I would like to be considered as a future member of this site.
      I have some mental health issues which I have mentioned on my blog. I am writing a series of stories for children that I hope address a number of Mental health issues. My blog is anita5howard.wordpress.com

      • Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “anita5howard”. And apologies for the delay in responding, I am having internet issues and am still awaiting a router replacement.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “anita5howard” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.

        Kevin.

    • Hello there – although a fiction writer – my blog is centred around my own experiences and understanding of the experience of bipolar affective disorder 2, PTSD and ADD (that’s me), I’d love to be considered a member.

      • Hi Freybug,

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Freybug”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Freybug” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.

        Kevin.

    • Hi, I just found this site and think it is fantastic. I have been blogging for about 5 years now but have just started a new blog last month and have removed all my previous work. I am passionate about mental health and have been sharing my own journey for years. I would love to apply for a Blog Membership to the Guild and authorship if you will have me. My commitment remains to help as many people as I possibly can (including myself!)

      My site is http://www.revolvingofdoors.com

      All the best,
      Zee

      • Hi Zee,

        Sorry for the really lengthy delay in responding. I have been unwell and extremely busy over the Christmas time. I am now in the process of trying to play catch up. Do you still wish to be considered for membership?

        Let me know please.
        Kind regards and God bless you.

        Kevin

      • Hi Zee,

        Firstly a big apology for the delayed response. I have been unwell and additionally I have been extremely busy of late. Not least of which because of having to play ‘catch up’ with all the things that slipped by the wayside whilst I was unwell. So huge apologies for the delayed response. And also – by way of a ‘just in case’ caveat (if you will) I apologise if my response is a little confused. In truth my mind is still not 100%. So, the above apologies and explanation having been made…

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Revolving of Doors” and your book of the same name.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your site and I am more than happy to include the “Revolving of Doors” site in our ‘Member Blogs’ list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome! I have also included you on our Member Authors page. So well done!

        Please feel free to copy this year’s member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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, blog membership is awarded to the site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Blog Membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Blog Membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or blogs, Blog Membership 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

    • Hello boldkevin, I’m requesting to be included for blog or author membership. To be included would make me very proud indeed. Though mental illness is always present in my blogs, I write mainly through the lens of my personal struggle with bipolar disorder. Recent articles have focused on how we construct memory, deal with trauma, and work through the waves of mania and depression, the ebb and flow of clarity and fog.

      Just in case, you can find my blog at: https://perpendicularme.com/

      Cheers!

      • Hi F,

        Firstly a big apology for the delayed response. I have been unwell and additionally I have been extremely busy of late. Not least of which because of having to play ‘catch up’ with all the things that slipped by the wayside whilst I was unwell. So huge apologies for the delayed response. And also – by way of a ‘just in case’ caveat (if you will) I apologise if my response is a little confused. In truth my mind is still not 100%. So, the above apologies and explanation having been made…

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Perpendicular Me”

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your site and I am more than happy to include the “Perpendicular Me” site in our ‘Member Blogs’ list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy this year’s Member Blog logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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, blog membership is awarded to the site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Blog Membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Blog Membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or blogs, Blog Membership 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

    • Hi, I’d love to become a member! I’m always looking for groups of like minded writers to join. I write about my personal experiences with mental illness as well as current events commentary and advice for those who also have mental illnesses. My blog is http://www.thinkdissociatively.com. Thanks!

      • Hi Allie,

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Think Dissociatively”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your site and I am more than happy to include the “Think Dissociatively” site in our ‘Member Blogs’ list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy this year’s member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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, blog membership is awarded to the site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Blog Membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Blog Membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or blogs, Blog Membership 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

    • I am truly grateful to find this. It is much appreciated and is such a needed site. I’ve been writing about mental illness on my blog and would love to be a member and share. https://twicebornblog.wordpress.com/

      • Hi twiceborn,

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Twice Born”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your site and I am more than happy to include the “Twice Born” site in our ‘Member Blogs’ list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy this year’s member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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, blog membership is awarded to the site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

        a) Blog Membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Blog Membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

        b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or blogs, Blog Membership 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. And again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

  2. Kevin, This is Carlarenee. Yes I would like to join this blog. If nothing else, to get to know other bloggers out there in which I have this illness in common with. My Blog address is Carlarenee45@wordpress.com

    • Hi Carla Renee,

      Great to have you as a member! I am really pleased you have decided to join as I am quite excited by this venture and really hope that folk will want to be a part of it.

      I have, in response to your comment, already added your blog to the members list. Please feel free to visit the ‘GUILD MEMBERS‘ page and to copy and display the membership logo on your blog!

      I really hope you will find the site and the Guild a useful resource and please do feel free to recommend any other bloggers who write about Mental Health and Mental Well-being.
      Kind regards,

      Kevin

  3. I’d love to nominate http://runningnakedwithscissors.wordpress.com/ for inclusion in the Guild, and she’d be pleased to be a part of it. Do I need to tell her to do something next, or will you take care of contacting her. Good luck! Candida

    • Hi Candida,

      Sorry for the delayed response, still sick in bed. But I have today sent a comment off to the blogger you nominated and hopefully they will like the guild and want to join.

      Many thanks for the noination.

      Kind Regards,

      Kevin

      • Wishing you a speedy recovery. Have been doing some real PR–on twitter, the blog, reddit. Hopefully you’ll be able to build a strong network of members in your guild. Best, Candida

  4. I would love to be a member, my blog is http://showard76.wordpress.com I write about living with Borderline Personality Disorder and also writing, reading and lots of personal things that I find interesting. My email is crystalbeaar96@hotmail.com

    • Hi showard76,

      Many thanks for getting in touch. I have had a chance to check out your blog and am more than happy to include you in membership.

      I did leave a more detailed message to that effect on your “About me” page but thought I would also welcome you here.

      Great to have you as a member.

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  5. Dear Mental Health Writers’ Guild I’d be very honoured to be associated with you and would like to offer my blog site for consideration for the member award and logo ribbon linking. I will not be offended if you feel that my current blogsite is not applicable although I hope it will be. Kindest regards, Terry Mace. Here’s the link: http://journal-of-a-mad-man.blogspot.com

    • Hi Terry,

      I am a little confused here as I just today found this in my spam section and was certain that I had already responded.

      Apologies if something is going wrong.

      I have included you in the membership listing and here is my previous response to you.

      Hi Terry,

      Really good to hear from you and many thanks for asking to be a part of the Guild.

      Having had a chance this morning to look over your blog I am more than happy to include it in membership and so have today added your blog to the list of Guild Members.

      As a Guild Member you are perfectly at liberty to display the members logo on your blog should you choose to do so (This can be copied from the Guild Members page) and to enter any of the comptetitions that we run throughout the year. Feel free to check out the site for the Dear Sarah competition and to enter it.

      You are also entitled to give out the Warrrior Child Award to anyone who’s writing impresses you as being fitting for that award.. More information on the award can be found here

      OK I think that about covers it but if you have any questions just let me know.”

      Kind Regards.

      Kevin
      Again my apologies if something went wrong.
      Kind Regards.

      Kevin

  6. Dear Mental Health Writers’ Guild I’d be honoured to be associated with your project and would like to offer my blogsite for consideration. The Address is: http://journal-of-a-mad-man.blogspot.com – Kindest regards, Terry Mace

    • Hi Terry,

      Really good to hear from you and many thanks for asking to be a part of the Guild.

      Having had a chance this morning to look over your blog I am more than happy to include it in membership and so have today added your blog to the list of Guild Members.

      As a Guild Member you are perfectly at liberty to display the members logo on your blog should you choose to do so (This can be copied from the Guild Members page) and to enter any of the comptetitions that we run throughout the year. Feel free to check out the site for the Dear Sarah competition and to enter it.

      You are also entitled to give out the Warrrior Child Award to anyone who’s writing impresses you as being fitting for that award.. More information on the award can be found here

      OK I think that about covers it but if you have any questions just let me know.
      Kind Regards.

      Kevin

  7. Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for your nomination. Sorry it’s taken a while to get back to you. I’ve been moving and my world is in boxes! I feel like half of me is in one state and the other is in another … and things will probably hang here in ‘Limbo’ for a little like that until I get a job in the new location (then I can find somewhere to live, move my stuff, find a Church etc etc etc and all the stuff that follows … but until then …) – but least the whole of me is here now!
    I’d love to be a part of the Guild. Please, yes! Count me in. What a great project!
    Cheers,
    Jill

    • Hey Jill,

      So good to hear from you again. I know that you have been very busy of late but I have been concerned about you.

      I am delighted that you are happy to be part of the guild. I have today added your name to the list of members on the Guild Members page and please feel free to pop over there and to copy the member’s logo and display it on your blag if you wouldlike to.

      There is also a current competition running which you are welcome to have a go at.

      Hope everything gets sorted for you soon. I will be praying.

      Kind Regards

      Kevin.

  8. Hi, I am interested in joining this group – I write about my experiences with bipolar and borderline personality disorder.

    http://missmentalhealth.com

    kind regards,

    MMH

    • Hi MMH,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and for wanting to join our little group.

      I am not at my best at the moment but did pop over to your blog and check it out and will I promise take more time to look it over in more detail when I am a little better. I promise.

      In the meantime I am delighted to welcome your blog into membership and so have today added your blog address to our list of Guild Members

      Please feel free to copy the members loge from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and there is one currently running, details of which can be found here.

      Again welcome aboard.
      Kind Regards,

      Kevin

  9. Hello,
    Really great to find your site and read about your project. I would like to become a member. I write about internalized borderline pd, trauma recovery, spirituality and alternative healing techniques.
    Many thanks and wellness wishes …

    • Hi Underground,

      Thanks for contacting me about Guild Membership. I had an opportunity late last night/early this morning to pop across and spend a little time reading your blog and I think you and your blog would be a great addition to our membership.

      I am therefore happy to confirm that I have therefore today added your blog name to our Guild Members list

      As a Guild Member you are fully entitled to display the Guiuld logo on your blog and there are instruction to help you with this on that same pag should you need them.

      You are also entitled to enter any competitions that we run and to hand out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger or blog which inspires you.

      I hope all that makes sense and that you enjoy your membership with us. But if there is anything that I can do to help or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  10. Hello, I am fairly new to the blogging community so do not have enough readers to request nomination, but if you review my posts I hope the body of writing speaks for itself. Would be delighted to be accepted into your fold. blog site: jillgallagher.wordpress.com (not quite dead is the mental health blog) screen name: magicallymad e-mail: jillgallagher2003@yahoo.com

    Thank you for your time & for your contribution to our demographic. This online community is virtually an avenue or therapy of its own.

    • Hi MM

      Many thanks for getting in touch and for considering joining our little community.

      I have this morning popped over and visited your blog and am more that happy to include it on our list of members. Because of this I have done just that and added it to our members list and am happy to welcome you as it’s author.

      Please feel to check out the blog and to visit the Guild Members page and copy the members logo from that page and to display it on your own blog.

      We have just finished one competition but another one is coming up soon and as a guild member you are more that welcome to join in with that. Additionally there is an award tat you can give out as a guild member so please feel free to check that out.

      I think that covers everything but should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

      Just to be sure you get this message I am going to copy it and email it to you at the email address you very kindly provided.

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  11. I would love to nominate bipolarmuse.com for membership in the guild, her volume of work is varied and inspiring.

    Nominated by magicallymad, new member. My mental-health-based page is: jillgallagher.wordpress.com

    • Hi Jill,

      Excellent nomination, Have you spoken to her about membership to the guild?

      Kind Regards
      Kevin

      • Hi Kevin,
        Yes, I told Bipolarmuse that I value the guild as both a community and valuable online resource for clinical information, emerging trends, etc. Your post on the new DSM is what inspired me to nominate her – a great balance of “real life” experience in her blog & a commitment to the community/population in yours. I hope that makes sense?

        Best,
        Jill
        (Did I read you’re in Ireland? I was wondering about the mental health system there as I have a friend in a London suburb who is devastated by a lack of availability to sophisticated care for her son…)

        • Hi Jill,

          Thanks for clearing that up for me and for your kindness. I will send Bipolarmuse a message abotu membership an see what she decides. She certainly would make an excellent member. 🙂

          As for your question about my living in Ireland, the answer is yes I do and actually I moved over here from England some several years back now.

          Because of this and because of the work I did when I was living in Ireland and before I crashed and burned in terms of my health I therefore have some experience of both the mental health services provision here in Ireland and also in England. ALthough it has been some years since I was in England and a few more years since I worked with Mental Health practioners and clients in England.

          What I will do tomorrow, in response to the questions you raised, is post an article describing my experiences and opinions of both the Mental Health Services here in Ireland and in England and possibly offer some advice about your friend in London and the lack of sophisticated care for her son.

          Hope that is ok?

          Kind Regards.

          Kevin

  12. I’m interested in becoming a member of the Mental Health Writers’ Guild. It sounds like a great way to get to know other bloggers and share information. My website is anitasimpson.com. In the top menu there is a category “Mental Health Posts” that lists the posts that were most pertinent to mental health.
    Thank you for your consideration!

    • Hi Anita,

      Many thanks for getting in touch. I have had a chance to check out your blog (albeit very briefly – i shall take a longer look later I promise) and am more than happy to include you in membership.

      Feel free to check out what we have going on, enter the current competition and avail yourself of the Membership logo (found on the Guild Members page).

      If you have any questions just let me know.

      Great to have you as a member.

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  13. Thanks, Kevin! I’m excited to be a member, and I appreciate it very much. I hope to get to know the group soon.

  14. Hi,
    I would love it if you would be willing to evaluate my blog for the guild: From Bloor Street @ http://ephena.wordpress.com/

    I write about living with bipolar disorder, and a lot of other mental health related stuff (although there isn’t too much up there yet). I live in Canada, so the system is very different from the States, but there are similar issues with stigma and treatment. While I participate in the medical model of treatment, I am also fairly interested in the Mad Pride movement. I want to look at the full spectrum of people dealing with mental health issues.

    I am also working on a site which would be a library list of writing by people with mental health issues and mad writers. I’m hoping to launch it in the fall with lists and links to autobiographies, biographies, stories, fiction and blogs. I would love for it to be a reference for people with madness/illness/struggles and also their friends and families, as a place to find good writing covering the full spectrum of people affected by mental health issues. I’m actually looking for a good name right now, I was looking at “Lives Written”, but if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.

    Cheers,
    Annette

    • Hi Annette,

      Many thanks for getting in touch.

      Having had the chance to check out your blog Iam happy to be able to tell you that I have today added your blog to the list of Guild Members.

      Please take some time to check out the Guild blog and espcially the Membership page and Guild Members Page. (please also check your blog’s entry is correct on that page) You will also find a copy of the Guild Member’s Logo opn that page which can be displayed on the blog that you have submitted and which has now been accepted.

      I think everything is fairly self-explanatory but if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
      good to have you with us.

      Kind Regards.

      Kevin.

  15. Hello. I would like to apply for membership to the Guild for (my blog) Mental Health Talk. It is a platform that is used by others to tell their stories of lived experience with mental health issues and to share their wisdom from their journey so for.

    My name is Trish and I am the creator/editor of the blog. The URL is http://mentalhealthtalk.info

    Thank you for your consideration.

    • Hi Trish,

      Please see my response to your other comment 🙂

      Any questikons feel free to get in touch. Hope that all make sense but I have been out all day and my brain is exceptionally tired right about now.

      Kind Regards
      Kevin

  16. Hello. I would like to apply for membership to the Guild for (my blog) Mental Health Talk. It is a platform that is used by others to tell their stories of lived experience with mental health issues and to share their wisdom from their journey so for.

    My name is Trish and I am the creator/editor of the blog. The URL is http://mentalhealthtalk.info

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Please note that I have signed in with my wordpress account where I have created a blog that shows snippets of the posts on mentalhealthtalk.info. I have this account to be able to comment on other wordpress blogs and sometimes it is required to do guest posts.

    • Hi Trish,

      Many thanks for getting in touch concerning membership of the Guild.

      Having now had the opportunity to pop over and check out your site I am more than happy to include your blog/site on our list of members and so have done just that.

      With membership you are welcome to visit the Guild Members page and to copy the Members logo and then display it on your Mental Health Talk blog/site should you so wish. But please be advised that the membership is technically given to the blog not the blogger so should you start or have another blog and wish to display the blog on other blogs we do ask that you check with us first as it is important to us that all blogs displaying our logo are listed and do represent mental health and mental illness in a positive light.

      Other than that please feel free to check out our blog and participate in what is going on and to get to know other member blogs.

      Should you have any question or if there is anything I can help you with please feel free to get in touch.

      Once again thank you for getting in touch and welcome to our little band of bloggers.
      Kind Regards
      Kevin.

  17. This site is brilliant! I spend a lot of time wandering around mental health blogs, and there’s a great collection (many faces I recognise too) here 😀

    I feel a bit silly asking, but would my blog be suitable for membership? It’s http://www.halfwaybetweenthegutter.wordpress.com. I blog a lot about my experiences with mental illness (I have BPD, chronic depression and severe anxiety disorder) but it does also contain things about chronic pain and illness, so I don’t know if it’s maybe too diverse.

    • Dear HBTG,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writer’s Guild and please don’t ever feel siully asking anything of this group nor indeed me personally. 🙂

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars I am more than happy to include it on our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that. Welcome !

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      So al,l that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  18. I would love to be a member. My blog is http://mybpdstory.wordpress.com and I write about Borderline Personality Disorder/depression/self harm.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Living.

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writer’s Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog Living With BPD I am more than happy to include it on our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that. Welcome !

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  19. Hi Kevin,

    I have seen your site through many blogs I follow and wanted to let you know of mine. It has its dark and light moments but it centers around my BPD emotions.

    http://borderlinegirlliveshere.wordpress.com/

    Your commitment to this site is wonderful. Thank you for the time.

    • Hi Borderline girl,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writer’s Guild and many thanks for your kind words. I am very committed to thisa site and the cause as I think it extremely important that we have a home and a family of like-minded folk.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘borderlinegirlliveshere’ I am more than happy to include it on our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that. Your site including both light and dark moments is perfectly understandable and afterall don’t we all experience both of those within our fight for mental health?

      So welcome to our little band of bloggers!

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  20. Hi, I would like my blog to be considered for membership.
    My name: sandra delemare
    My blog: delemares.wordpress.com entitled: MMM… Meditation, Mental health, Mindful crochet. It is 3-pronged, but all posts have some link with mental health.

    • Hi Sandra,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writer’s Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘MMM… Meditation, Mental health, Mindful crochet’ I am more than happy to include it on our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I undrstand the three-prongedS approach and that is totally fine, all we require for membership is that the site has Mental Health as one of it’s concerns. So I am very happy to say, “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  21. Hi, I would like to have my blog considered for membership also. It is Ramblings of My BPD and Recovery at hawkkruh1@wordpress.com. I write about my trials and tribulations, hopes and determination not to give up.

    • Hi Hawkruh,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Ramblings of My BPD and Recovery’ I am more than happy to include it on our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

      • Thank you Kevin, I’ve found great support and comfort in the bloggers I’ve started getting to know online who suffer with some of the same things I do. I no longer feel so alone.

        • Hi Hawkruh,

          I am really glad to hear that you have found support ad comfort from other bloggers. No one should have to feel alone especially when we all suffer the same or similar conditions.

          Anytime we can help just let us know.
          Kind Regards
          Kevin

  22. hi, Kevin. I would like to submit my two blogs. The first one, writeintothelight.org, details my personal struggles and successes with mental illness. The second one at turtleway.wordpress.com is an online literary arts journal open to submissions relating to mental illness. Thanks for creating this site. I believe the more avenues we have to bring all of us together in one place the better off we all are (which is why I created Turtle Way.) Isolation is a terrible thing for most with mental illness. Thanks again.

    WIL

    • Hi WIL

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blogs ‘Write Into The Light’ and ‘Turtle Way’ I am more than happy to include them both on our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

  23. Hi!! I just found you and would consider it an honor to be a member of this guild. My blog’s site is: http://bipolarandbreastless.wordpress.com

    Thank you for considering me!!

    • Hi Survivor55
      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘bipolarandbreastless’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards

      Kevin

      • Thank you so much!! I’m looking forward to checking out the writing of the other members, because all of us can use support from one another. Thank you again, Kevin!! — Kathy

  24. I would love to be a member!
    Bravingbipolar.wordpress.com
    Bravingbipolar@gmail.com

    • Hi BB
      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘bravingbipolar’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  25. Hi,

    You’re doing great work here. Please consider my blog for membership in the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.
    Be very well,
    Laura

    • Hi Laura
      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Bipolar For Life’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  26. Hi. I would very much like to become part of this. My blog deals with my battles with depression and panic disorder, and my rediscovery of my own emotions. I would be honoured if you would be willing to read it and consider me for membership. Thank you. There is a little creative writing in there too (I’m a writer), and although it does all deal with mental health issues, you can skip it if you like. That said, I think you should read the five parts of my post called “The Clockwork Man” 🙂

    My blog is at http://shit3g3ist.wordpress.com/ and thank you.

    Frank.

    • Hi Frank,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Shitegeist’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  27. I would like to be considered to join, please. It looks like a good place to meet new people with similar interests. My blog is 50% about mental health. Mostly depression and PTSD because that’s what I’ve got. The rest is meant to be about taking my mind off my mental health.
    It’s makeupandmirtazapine.com.

    Sarah x

    • Hi Sarah,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Make-Up and Mirtazapine’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  28. hello! i write a blog about living with DID and PTSD. i’m interested in joining the guild! take a look when you get a chance. 🙂
    http://vwoopvwoop.wordpress.com/
    thank you!

    • Hi Bunch,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and for wanting to join our little group.

      I am not at my best at the moment but did pop over to your blog and check it out and will I promise take more time to look it over in more detail when I am a little better. I promise.

      In the meantime I am delighted to welcome your blog into membership and so have today added your blog address to our list of Guild Members

      Please understand that due to bloggers often wishing to remain anonymous membership is specific to the blog as opposed to the blogger and so membership is given to your blog ‘vwoop vwoop’ and should you write other blogs and wish them to be considered for membership a separate submission will be needed 🙂

      Please feel free to copy the members loge from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and there is one currently running, details of which can be found here.

      Again welcome aboard.
      Kind Regards,

      Kevin

  29. I would like to become a member and give you my blog address. You once published a description of my book, “Eye-locks and Other Fearsome Things” although I was not a member. Anything I must do? Please let me know.

    Thank you,
    Ellen

    • Hi Ellen,

      All you have to do is let me know the address of your blog and I will do the rest.
      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin.

      • Hi Ellen,

        Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Moonside’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

        I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

        Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

        As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

        Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

  30. Hi,

    I’d like to become a member of the guild – my blog is http://lifeinalabyrinth.wordpress.com/

    Emily

    • Hi Emily,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership to the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘The Labyrinth of My Mind’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  31. I’m interested in becoming a membef. Here’s my link: MotherWifeStudentWorker.wordpress.com
    I blog to keep track of my life. I have dealt with depression & anxiety most of my life. My wonderful husband has bipolar. It has been a challenging life. My blog chronicles the positive points through photograpy, weekly challenge participation, and writing to show that a functional, productive life is possible with mental illness.
    – Claudia

    • Hi Claudia,

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Pathfinder: MotherWifeStudentWorker’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      I noticed during my visit to your blog that you have already displayed and thus supported our ‘Just One Touch’ Campaign 2012 and am vedry grateful to you for having done so. It is a campaign I am very passionate about and feel could benefit folk with mental health challenges. As a result of your support I have entered your blog on our Campaign Honor Roll as it is important tpo me that those who supprt the campaign are acknowledged.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  32. Salutations!

    Would also like to be considered to reach a winder audience.

    My blog listing is as follows: http://boldandindie.wordpress.com/

    Would love to hear any feedback that you might have.

    Kindest regards and every good wish,
    Maree

    • Hi Maree,

      Having had a chance to pop across and check out your blog ‘Bold & Indie’ I am more than happy to include it in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Please also check out our Just One Touch Campaign 2012 and see if this is something you would want to get behind/support. It is a campaign I am very passionate about and feel could benefit folk with mental health challenges.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  33. I would love to have my blog considered/to be a member here. I think it’s great what’s happening here and I’m excited! I had an essay “Fragile” published not to long ago and have been eager to join. Thanks!
    “Writing Thru Complex PTSD” http://ptsdcreativewriting.wordpress.com
    amysprague1184@yahoo.com
    Amy

    • Hi Amy,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership, I am more than happy to include your blog ‘Writing Thru Complex PTSD’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here)

      Please also check out our “Just One Touch” Campaign 2012 and see if this is something you would like to support if you aren’t already doing so.

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

  34. Hello,

    I find this to be such a great idea for building community and awareness for mental illness. I would love to apply so that my blog, My Bipolar Bubble, can be considered for acceptance into this guild.

    My contact name is Summer Moon, and my blog address is: http://mybipolarbubble.com/

    I thank you in advance for your consideration.

    God Bless,
    Summer

    • Hi Summer,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership, I am more than happy to include your blog ‘My Bipolar Bubble’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here)

      Please also check out our “Just One Touch” Campaign 2012 and see if this is something you would like to support if you aren’t already doing so.

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

    • Hi Summer,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership, I am more than happy to include your blog ‘My Bipolar Bubble’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore the blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here)

      Please also check out our “Just One Touch” Campaign 2012 and see if this is something you would like to support if you aren’t already doing so.

      As a member you are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      Over the next few days I hope to be able to visit your blog and spend a little more time getting to know you and your writing, So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

  35. We would like to be included, sent you an email with bio and stuff! Our blog is here

    Many of us

    Thanks,

    Carol anne

    • Hi Carol anne,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership, I am more than happy to include your blog ‘Many of us’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not their blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore this blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here)

      Please also check out our “Just One Touch” Campaign 2012 and see if this is something you would like to support if you aren’t already doing so.

      You are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      I am already familiar with your blog and often pop across to check it out and do read the post notifications that I receive and so am very glad that you have all joined the Guild. So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help any of you please just let me know.”

      I did alo receive your bio and I promise that I will do my best to publish that in our member’s profile feature within the next few dads 🙂

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

  36. Hi Kevin!
    I am writing to express ineterst in becoming a Guild member. I hope that by sharing my experience, one may find courage to tackle their own personal difficulties, develop the virtue to reach out to others, and discover that information is empowering when understood and used.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Be blessed!
    Kelley

    http://redheadcase.wordpress.com/

    • Hi Kelley,
      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership, I am already familiar with your work and so am more than happy to include your blog ‘Redheadcase’s Blog’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not their blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore this blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here)

      I know that you are already aware of this but please also check out our “Just One Touch” Campaign 2012, your blog’s name is already there on our honor roll.

      You are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      As I said I am already familiar with your blog and do often pop across to check it out and so am very glad that you have all joined the Guild. So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help you please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

  37. Hi Kevin,

    Thank you so much. I would love to become a member!

    Also, a great big thank you for the World Bloggers Award! It is so heart warming to know that I am not alone…both with mental health challenges and as a blogger writing about it.

    I look forward to joining and moving forward,

    Sincerely,

    Paul

    • Hi Paul,

      Many thanks for getting back to me regarding membership, I am already familiar with your work and so am more than happy to include your blog ‘Finding Health’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not their blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore this blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here)

      You are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      As I said I am already familiar with your blog and do often pop across to check it out and so am very glad that you have all joined the Guild. So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help you please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  38. Hi Kevin,

    What a fantastic idea for a blog. I would love to be a part of your network with my blog Me and Anxiety – http://meandanxiety.wordpress.com I suffer from anxiety, IBS and toilet phobia and work to try and help others with the same conditions. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Maxi xx

    • Hi Maxi,

      Many thanks for getting in touch with me regarding membership, I am already familiar with your work and so am more than happy to include your blog ‘Me and Anxiety’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not their blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore this blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here)

      You are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      As I said I am already familiar with your blog and do often pop across to check it out and so am very glad that you have all joined the Guild. So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help you please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  39. Hi Kevin,
    I found this site via Maxi’s meanaxiety blog 🙂
    If my blog is suitable, I’d like to become a member as well; my blog is http://www.borderlinetobetter.wordpress.com and is about my 90 day challenge to myself to recover from borderline personality disorder. I’m hoping my experiences can help others going through the same, and the support I may potentially receive from others will help keep me motivated…I know motivation is a big hurdle for a lot of us.
    Thanks! Sparrow

    • Hey Sparrow,

      Many thanks for getting in touch with me regarding membership, and I am glad you found us through Maxi’s site. Having had the chance to pop over and check out your blog (I will check it out more fully when I have more time and am now following your blog) I am more than happy to include your blog ‘From Borderline To Better’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not their blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore this blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here) https://mentalhealthwritersguild.wordpress.com/members-profiles/

      You are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      As I said I am goping to try and pop across to check out your blog and so am very glad that you have joined the Guild. So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help you please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  40. Hi my name is Jasmin and I would like to become a member of the Mental Health Writer’s Guild. I found your blog from A day of a Busy Gal’s page. As you will see in my blog, Its more of diary of sorts, but I talk mostly about my struggle with my mental health, medications, finding the right psychiatrist, the issues that have brought me to the point in my life I am right now. I suffer from major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and Borderline Personality disorder.. I talk about all of those and my panic attacks in my blog. My blog’s address is: http://lotusdreams65.wordpress.com/

    And you can email me at (email removed by editor)

    Thanks,

    Jas

    • Hi Jas,

      Many thanks for getting in touch with me regarding membership, and I am glad you found us through A day in the life of a Busy Gal’s site. Having had the chance to pop over and check out your blog (I will check it out more fully when I have more time and am now following your blog) I am more than happy to include your blog ‘LotusDreams65’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not their blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore this blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here) https://mentalhealthwritersguild.wordpress.com/members-profiles/

      You are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      As I said I am going to try and pop across to check out your blog and so am very glad that you have joined the Guild. So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help you please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  41. I would be interested in having my blog included, it can be found at http://borderlinepersonalitydisordersupport.wordpress.com/

    I also have a website that is published but still in progress at http://www.mybpdlife.org

    Thank you, Justin

    • Hi Justin,

      Many thanks for getting in touch with me regarding membership. Having had the chance to pop over and check out your blog (I will check it out more fully when I have more time and am now following your blog) I am more than happy to include your blog ‘My Life With Borderline PErsonality Disorder’ in our Guild Members List and in fact have just done exactly that.

      I should perhaps explain that in response to the stigma that is out there concerning mental illness, and out of respect for those bloggers who have decided to remain anonymous in their blogging, Guild Membership (and the permission to display our logo) is given specific to blogs and not their blog owners. Because of this you are more than welcome to display the Guild logo on the aforementioned blog but should you start another blog membership to the Guild for that blog will need a new application in respect of that new blog.

      Please feel free to explore this blog and please do take some time to check out our Membership and Guild Members Pages. Additionally please feel free to email me a bio for our Member’s Profile feature (More about this can be found here) https://mentalhealthwritersguild.wordpress.com/members-profiles/

      You are perfectly welcome to display the Guild Member’s logo on the aforementioned blog and this can be copied from the Guild Members Page and at the foot of that page there are also some tips on how to display the logo should you need them.

      As I said I am going to try and pop across to check out your blog and so am very glad that you have joined the Guild. So all that remains if for me to officially say “Welcome to our little band of bloggers” and “if there is anything I can do to help you please just let me know.”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  42. Hi Kevin,
    I had noticed that quite a few of the blogs I follow had the guild logo on their blog so I decided to come and have a look. Its a really great idea, you should be proud of what you’ve created here! 🙂

    I wouldbe interested in joining the guild, my blog is mainly about my life dealing with depression and anxiety, and it can be found at http://www.anxiouselephant.wordpress.com

    Thanks, anxious elephant

    • Hi AnxiousElephant,

      It is really good to hear from you and many thanks for getting in touch and for wanting to join our little group.

      I am a little snowed under with work at the moment but did pop over to your blog ‘AnxiousElephant”and check it out and will I promise take more time to look it over in more detail when I am a little less busy. I promise.

      In the meantime I am delighted to welcome your blog “AnxiousElephant” into membership and so have today added your blog address to our list of Guild Members. So welcome to our Membership!

      Please feel free to copy the members loge from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. YOu will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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, memebership 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. through one of my personal blogs, http://www.VoicesofGlass.com and “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin.

  43. Hi there,
    It would be an honour to become a member of the guild.
    I have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and use my blog to relate to others with mental health problems and offer them any help I can. My blog address is:-
    http://slightlymanicmummy.wordpress.com.
    Kindest regards,
    Karen. 🙂

    • Hi Karen,

      It is really good to hear from you and many thanks for getting in touch and for wanting to join our little group.

      I am a little under the weather at the moment so should apologize for the delay in getting back to you. But I did pop over to your blog “Slightly Manic Mummy” and check it out and will I promise take more time to look it over in more detail when I am a little less better. I promise.

      In the meantime I am delighted to welcome your blog “Slightly Manic Mummy” into membership and so have today added your blog address to our list of Guild Members. So welcome to our Membership!

      Please feel free to copy the members loge from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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. through one of my personal blogs, http://www.VoicesofGlass.com and “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

      • Thank you so much Kevin! Im so proud for my little blog to be a member!
        Im so sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather at the moment. I hope you feel stronger and better soon. If you ever want to send me a message and vent about anything, or just chat, Im here.
        Take care, Love karen x

  44. Hi,

    My name’s Addy and I write a blog about my journey through bipolar, social anxiety and homelessness. After hovering in the background of this site for some time, finding countless wonderful blogs in the process, I’ve decided to take the plunge and see if I can obtain membership to the Guild.

    Given my blog is eclectic in nature (a conscious decision as I abhor labels and wish people to see the whole me, not just the bipolar/anxious/homeless/etc me) I’m not sure if I would qualify, but I do write regularly of how mental health has affected my life and the various lessons I’ve learned on the long road toward recovery.

    My blog address is: http://myjourneywithdepression.wordpress.com

    Wishing you and everyone a wonderful day 🙂

    Kind Regards,
    Addy

    • Hi Addy,

      It is really good to hear from you and many thanks for getting in touch and for wanting to join our little group.

      I have no worries at all about including your blog “All That I Am. All That I Will Ever Be” in membership list and infact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      I am still getting over a dose of the flu at the moment and so have only just popped over and had a quick look at your blog but experiencing mental health issues and having been street homeless myself for a while I am keen to visit it at more length when I have more time.

      Just one quick question, I have listed your blog under the name “All That I Am. All That I Will Ever Be” is that correct or would you like it to be listed under “My Journey With Depression.” The choice is entirely yours and I am more than happy to amend the entry in our Guild Member’s list should I have entered the wrong name. And if I have indeed entered the wrong one please accept my apologies for that.

      Please feel free to copy the members loge from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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. through one of my personal blogs, http://www.VoicesofGlass.com and “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  45. Please consider my Words for Welling blog for guild membership.

  46. Please consider my Words for Welling Compress blog for membership of your guild.

    • Hi Carol.

      It is really good to hear from you and many thanks for getting in touch and for wanting to join our little group.

      I am more than happy to include your blog “Words For Wellbeing” in our membership list and infact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      I am still getting over a dose of the flu at the moment and so have only just popped over and had a quick look at your blog but I am keen to visit it at more length when I have more time.

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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. through one of my personal blogs, http://www.VoicesofGlass.com and “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  47. Hi, I’ve been running a blog about ‘recovery’/living with BPD after having done DBT for a few years now, and while I’ve made a decision to take a slightly different direction with it, I think it should still be relevant to this group.

    While I’m hoping to move away from such a strong disorder perspective, I want to move more into all that it means to live now with all that that entails (BPD is non-curable, but it i possible to go into ‘remission’ and live a full life), especially considering I’m in a relationship with another person with BPD. 😉

    Anyway, you can find the blog at http://dialecticdichotomy.blogspot.com.au/ — I hope you like what you see. 🙂

    Thank you!
    Chrysalis

    • Hi Chrysalis,

      It is really good to hear from you and many thanks for getting in touch and for wanting to join our little group.

      I am more than happy to include your blog “Dialectic Dichotomy” in our membership list and infact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      I am still getting over a dose of the flu at the moment and so have only just popped over and had a quick look at your blog but I am keen to visit it at more length when I have more time. I should also apologize for my delay in getting back to you. I have as I mentioned been unwell and additionally my neighbor returned home from hospital today and he needed my assistance.

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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. through one of my personal blogs, http://www.VoicesofGlass.com and “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

      • Hi Kevin,

        Thanks very much! No worries on your barely delayed response, and apologies on my much related one! My partner has a friend staying with us at the moment and my ability to respond to things has been greatly diminished. I hope your flu recovery is going well!

        In terms of the membership logo, is it okay to use the image hosted here (hotlink) or should I save the file and upload it to my blog and create a link here like that? Thanks. 🙂

        • Hi Chrysalis,

          Youy are welcome to use the logo from any source. Unfortunately my laptop is in the middle of dying, despite my best efforts to fix it, and I am having trouble seeing the link you provided. But yes please feel free to use the logo from any source that is convenient to you.

          Many thanks,

          Kevin.

  48. Hello I’m Jezebel, I just came across this site today and must say that I really like it. I was hoping I could also have membership for my own blog ‘The Trapeze Swinger’ where I write about my mental illness and trauma issues.

    http://mytrapezeact.blogspot.com/

    I have a few disorders (listed on my about me page) but my main focuses are Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and the effects of sexual abuse and trauma on my every day life.

    Thank you for considering me!

    • Hi Jezebel,

      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild.

      I have popped across to blogger and checked out your blog, which I have to say I personally very much like, and I am more than happy to include your blog “The Trapeze Swinger” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  49. Hi.. I would love to become a member. I write a blog about healing from PTSD. I write about many healing stories I go through in therapy and my process along the way. I write to connect with others who also suffer from PTSD.. take a look at my blog and I hope that I can become a part of this great group

    http://www.anewkindofhope.com

    Karen

    • Hi Karen,

      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild.

      I have popped across to blogger and checked out your blog, which I have to say I personally very much like, and I am more than happy to include your blog “A New Kind of Hope” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  50. I would love to become a member of the guild….not sure if (self doubt kicks in here) my blog would/is suitable….I have Bi Polar, ED, and a few other issues which I write about quite a lot….check it out and see what you think if you like.

    Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Lottie,

      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild and p[lease know that self-doubt is something a lot of us are only too aware of.

      I have popped across to your blog, and I am more than happy to include your blog “Just Me, Nobody Else” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  51. Hello, I’m interested in becoming a member. I have a mental health website. It’s buckwheatsrisk.com
    my email is tellsafe@hotmail.com

    • Hi buckwheatsrisk 🙂

      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild.

      I have popped across to your blog, and I am more than happy to include your blog “BuckWheatsRisk” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  52. Hello;

    I’d like inclusion into the Guild; I have 2 websites, am a trauma survivor. Hypergraphic, poetry and photography have been my fortes for metaphorical exploration of danger, trauma, isolation and related themes. My main bio is on my WordPress (under the words “About QtrAcreGal in the top left corner of the front page) here: http://qtracregal.wordpress.com
    while my exploration of enduring and moving beyond mental illness while single and hoping to come off Disability and work, grieve losses, can be found here: http://qtracregal.livejournal.com
    I’m currently 24yrs 10mos sober, a former leader of Celebrate Recovery and as well as more traditional addictions groups, and just qualified, was accepted as a singer within a newly formed Sweet Adelines group as well as serving on the historical society of the town where I was incested and abused

    I became aware of your organization via Daan van den Bergh, who subscribes and frequently cheerleads my safe place for Beauty on my WordPress blog.

    I hope to join you soon, and respectfully request membership.

    Gwen

    • Dear Gwen,

      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild.

      I have popped across to your sites, and I am more than happy to include your blog “Borderlife” and “Closer To The Moon” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  53. Thank you, Kevin;

    Of course, I’ve perused yours as well; I’m delighted and honored to be in such searingly honest company.

    I regret that I’m a bit technologically challenged; while LiveJournal is in the process of restructuring and the answers might not be so readily known, might someone share how to place the Members logo on my WordPress page? Is there a way of denoting it on Twitter and also may I list membership on my Facebook page?

    I’d appreciate technical advice on these issues; as I regret I experience isolation and embarrassment over such, I truly invite others to consider “Friend”ing me as they are comfortable.

    Fondly;
    Gwen

    • Dear Gwen,

      Many thanks for getting back in touch.

      I am afraid I won’t be a great deal of help to you in respect of your questions about the twitter and Facebook questions however.

      You are able to follow us on Twitter and the name to search for is MentalHealthWriters or @MentalHealthWG
      In respect of Facebook we have a page which is at https://www.facebook.com/MentalHealthWritersGuild or you can search for us there.

      In respect of the logo for LiveJournal I am totally unfamiliar with it as a platform so am pretty useless in that regard.

      In respect of the logo for WordPress there are instructions on our Guild Members page but if they prove difficult simply email me at kevin.a.deane@gmail.com and I will forward you some very simple instructions that link to the logo on my personal site “Voices of Glass” which will then show up on yours when followed.

      Hope that all helps?
      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

  54. Hello,
    I’d love to be part of this brilliant guild, should I be deemed suitable 🙂
    My blog is located at thisisadepressionblog.wordpress.com and there I discuss my own mental health, and just generally getting through life with mental illnesses/disorders

    • Hi Michelle.
      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild.

      I have popped across to your site, and I am more than happy to include your blog “This Is A Depression Blog” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  55. I just discovered this amazing resource and would like to be considered for membership in the Guild! Thank you for your time.

    http://www.grayeyedathena.wordpress.com

    • Hi GrayEyedAthena,

      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild.

      I have popped across to your site, and I am more than happy to include your blog “Gray-Eyed Athena” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  56. Hey,

    I would really like to be part of the Mental Health Writers Guild. My name is Lucy and you can check out my blog at http://www.loopyluce.wordpress.com. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thank you, Lucy x

    • Hi Lucy,
      Thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the Guild.

      I have popped across to your site, and I am more than happy to include your blog “{Dis}ordered” in our membership list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  57. Hello, Kevin and the Mental Health Writers Guild. I am taking up your suggestion and placing a request to join the MHWG.

    My blog is “The Secret Keeper” and I am Jennifer Kiley. The link is http://thesecretkeeper.net/ on WordPress.

    When I started this blog I felt it was a place where I would be able to be open and honest about who I am. I am out of the closet in all ways possible.

    I am an eclectic writer in my posts. At the top over my banner I list the various areas I cover in my posts. I have been in therapy since I was 19 and have a long list of diagnoses, one of which is Bipolar.

    I feel it is necessary to talk openly about what I am feeling and how I work with Bipolar and how I work with it being such a central part of my life.

    I do not take meds any longer for it. I live with the struggles of the ups and downs. I read Bipolar In Order. I have an extensive knowledge of many forms of Mental Differences.

    I prefer to call myself Mentally Brilliant not mentally ill. I don’t feel ill, just different.

    I am a strong advocate for talk therapy and alternative treatments. I would like to see medicinal marijuana made available for the treatment of the mood swings in Bipolar. I have been working with my doctor toward trying to get that to happen in my state of Vermont.

    Anyway, I digress. I am a writer of various disciplines and I do write about Bipolar and emotions and thoughts. I do not feel stigmatized by any of my diagnoses or have a fear of talking or writing about them.

    I am also very direct about and open about my therapy treatments and the positive and negative effects of said treatments.

    I hope you decide to accept me into the Mental Health Writers Guild. I would feel very proud to have the ribbon logo appear on the posts of my blog. Please feel free to view anything on my blog you want. Use the search to lead you to what you might be interested in viewing.

    Thank you for the opportunity to apply. j.k the secret keeper Jennifer Kiley

  58. I just wrote a long application to request membership in the Mental Health Writers Guild.

    For some reason, I believe it may have gone to your spam. I have been having trouble posting anything with a link address within the text.

    Please check you spam for my rather extensive application. jk. the secret keeper. Jennifer Kiley

    ps.

    Bipolar Muse was the person who discovered that this was happening b/c something I wrote to her went to her spam for no particular reason other that I was giving her a link and nomination for Blog of the Year 2012 and The Very Inspiring Blog Award. Thank you.

    • Hi JK.

      I had checked the spam folder and your original message had indeed gone there but I am quite used to the fact that this happens from time to time and so regularly sift through the spam folder just in case it has happened. And having found your original message I simply rescued and approved it.

      In terms of your blog joining the guild, being already familiar with your work, I am more than happy to include your blog “the secret keeper” on our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

      • Thank you so much Kevin. I feel honoured by being accepted and included in the membership of the Mental Health Writer’s Guild. Thank you for finding my comment with the request application. Will have to work it out with wordpress why that is happening. I do understand the need for privacy and anonymity for those who do not want to be out. So, The Secret Keeper is the “Member” not moi. Totally understand. Mental Health has been something I’ve worked on the majority of my adult life and still continue to work on. It feels good to be connected. I’ve met many people through doing my blog that makes me feel less alone living inside of my head and emotions. So, I thank you once again for your acceptance. Looking forward to new year and checking out the challenges. For the rest of this month and year I have the rest of the year of haiku every day. But I always manage to find something else I want to blog along with the challenge. I know where to reach you. Peace and many Kind Regards. jk

  59. Hi there, My name is Emma and I suffer with depression. I recently started blogging to keep my mood lifted and to have something to target each day. I would like to be included in this guild. I dont know if im suitable for it or anything but i do hope to chat to other young people with depression and talk about coping tactics etc

    Emma x

    • Hi Emma,

      Many thanks for getting in touch concerning membership of guild, unfortunately I couldn’t find your blog but if you could send me a link to it and an check it out and then if suitable (which I am sure it will be) I will include it into membership.

      Kind Regards and God bless you
      Kevin

      • I do apologise, i forgot to update my profile.

        http://mintedmoose87.wordpress.com

        Sorry about that xXx

        • Hi Minted,

          Really glad to hear from you concerning joining the guild and please accept my apologies for the delayed response. I am still fighting this darned flu 🙂

          I have this morning popped across to your site, and I am more than happy to include your blog “My Life, My Way, My Words!” on our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

          Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

          You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

          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.
          Kevin

  60. Hi Kevin,

    First and foremost, thank you for creating this Guild in the WordPress community!

    MintedMoose’s last blog post pointed me in your direction and I’m very thankful that it did. I started the MelancholyUnrest blog to have a place to track my thoughts and share my experiences with others as I learn about mental health, and more specifically anxiety and depression. With that being said, I would like to be considered for membership if my blog fits your requirements.

    Thanks again,
    MU

    • Hi M U, 🙂

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Melancholy Unrest”. I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Melancholy Unrest” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  61. I’d like to be considered. My Blog is located here: myneuroticmind.wordpress.com

    Thank you,
    MNM

    • Hi MNH

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “My Neurotic Mind”. I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “My Neurotic Mind” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  62. I live with bi-polar and dissociative disorder, and interesting mix. I started my blog at
    http://livingbipolarlife.wordpress.com/ just this year.

    This is about me, the disease and the way in which affects dialy life.

    My family supports me in ways I can not be thankful enough for. They have watched me go through highs and lows.

    For 2013 I reach out to others, who want to go with me on my journey. Many made resolutions about writing out their days (the 365 day notes), well this mine.

    • Hi Living,

      Many thanks for getting in touch 🙂

      I am assuming that you would like for your blog “Living The Bipolar Life” to be included into membership of the guild but can’t see where you actually said so, perhaps I have missed something and if so please accept my apologies.

      Working on the assumption that you did want for “Living the Bipolar Life” to be included I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Living the Bipolar Life” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome! If I have assumed wrongly and you didn’t want to become a member, then please accept my apologies and just let me know and I will remove it from out list.

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  63. Thank you. I should have been clearer. I most certainly wanted to become a member. I firmly believe that by standing up for yourself. To speak out about living with any type of mental illness is the only way the stigma can disapate in our society.

  64. Hello!

    My name is Mary Rogers and I would like to be considered for membership for my website http://www.bipolarlessons.com

    My blog deals specifically with learning to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder by spiritual means. I also address political issues pertaining to the stigma of mental illness.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    • Hi Mary,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Bipolar Lessons”. I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Bipolar Lessons” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  65. Hi Kevin I’ve moved the site to its domain. The new location is at livingbipolarlife.com

  66. Hello, the name is Kyorlin and my blog is at logichaoslogic.wordpress.com.
    Im very interested in joining your guys,

    • Hi Kyorlin,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Logic Chaos Logic”. I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Logic Chaos Logic” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  67. I would like to be accepted into the mental health writers guild. I am a 47 year old bipolar sufferer and I have a blog titled “The Challenges of Mental Illness”.You can find it here: http://mentalhealthlivingwithbipolar.blogspot.com Thank you for consideration!

    • Hi Gerald,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Mental Health Living With Bipolar”. Unfortunately both of your comment ended up in my spam folder and so I did not notice them until today. Not sure why they went there but fortunately I noticed them whilst doing a little housekeeping on the site.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Mental Health Living With Bipolar” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  68. Hi Kevin,

    I’d like to apply for the inclusion of my blog, “Life in Little Words” (lifeinlittlewords.wordpress.com) in the guild. I’m writing about my life as a graduate student living with schizophrenia and feel like it might be a valuable read for other individuals with mental illness who are trying to defy the stigma that surrounds us, and for those who cannot speak for themselves.

    Thanks,
    L. S.

    • Hi L.S,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Life In Little Words”. I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Life In Little Words” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  69. Thanks for your inclusion of my blog into the guild

  70. Hello again…I went over to guild member page and didn’t notice my blog listed….maybe too soon..Should new members wait for the 2013 logo to become available?

    • Hi Gerald,

      Not sure what happened there, so apologies for that. I definitely did add your blog to the list but it must not have saved properly. It is at times like this when you sit back and wonder if your mental health isn’t starting to decline again and you never actually did it. But fortunately when I went to re-enter you blog link it automatically came up with the address – telling me that I had indeed done it and it just messed up on wordpress’s end.

      In respect of the guild logo, again I am not sure what is happening. The logo displayed on guild members page on my screen is the current logo and says 2013 member. Does yours say something different?

      The position with the membership logo is that whilst I had designed one and adapted it for the next five years, one of our members also designed one and I am quite happy to use the newly designed one but am waiting for that member to get back to me about it before I can go ahead and use it. So my suggestion is that you can choose which way you want to go with it, you can either go ahead and use the one that is currently displayed or wait a little while and see if it changes.

      I really do like to encourage member participation and so really would like to use the one that one of our members designed but can’t until (I have heard back from them. So my apologies for the delay in this but it is beyond my control at this time.

      Hope that all helps and apologies again for the mix up in your site’s inclusion on our list.

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

  71. Hello– I am so, so, so glad I found this. I would like to apply for the inclusion of my blog in the guild. My blog site is (“Insanity of My Brain”) http://www.sheeki86.wordpress.com

    My blog is mainly poems; solely about me, my denial, various causes, things I have gone through while dealing with Major Depression, as well as accepting I also have Bipolar Type I disorder. I truly believe with my unique way of writing people will not only be able to fully understand my pain but also fully understand what it took for me to get help. While I still suffer from those things I have put away my horrible vices for more positive ways to deal with mental illness. Furthermore, through my own experiences I want people to see they can still be successful while managing mental illness. As you read my blog you will see it has been a long trying road but I somehow made it through. 🙂

    Thank You for your consideration.

    Sheeki86

    • Hi Sheeki86,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Insanity of My Brain”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Insanity if My Brain” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  72. Hello, I would like to apply for the inclusion of my blog to the guild. My blog is Borderline Med (borderlinemed.blogspot.com). I write about my struggles as a medical student having Borderline Personality Disorder and depression.

    • Hi Borderline Med,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Borderline Med”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Borderline MEd” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  73. Hi Kevin,
    I just discovered your site today and would love to be included in your guild. My blog is Well Call Me Crazy found at http://www.wellcallmecrazy.wordpress.com. I am a middle aged American female with an AXIS 1 diagnosis of DID, PTSD, and MDD. My blog centers around recovery and the path to thriving as opposed to surviving. I would be honored if you would consider my blog for inclusion. Thank you and keep on going.

    • Hi WCMC,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Well Call Me Crazy”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Well Call Me Crazy” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  74. I would be honored to join your guild. My contact name is Ziya Tamesis and my blog is ‘a day with depression’ – http://adaywithdepression.wordpress.com
    Most of my blog posts are about my experiences with depression, though some cover broader mental health and other topics. I’ve recently started writing about my efforts to overcome codependency.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful community!

    • Hi again Ziya,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “A Day With Depression”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “A Day With Depression” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  75. I would like to apply to join the Mental Health Writers Guild. My blog is new but I am writing with the hopes of helping other people who suffer from Mental Illness.

    My blog is http://dissociativemonologues.wordpress.com/ and my name on there is under DaAdorableOne

    • Hi daadorableone,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Dissociative Monologues”. Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting back to you but I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Dissociative Monologues” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  76. Hi, my blog is full of personal writings about several different topics, but I have been trying to include insightful and informative posts about my depression and anxiety. my blog is called As we seek, so shall we find, and you can access it at writermags.com. My most recent post (not even an hour old) is something I have been mulling over for a week, but was spurred into action in the wake of yet another high-profile suicide. My writing on depression seeks to inform people of the struggles people with this disease face, and aims to make them understand that we are suffering from a disease that is treatable, but for which there is no cure. Much of it is my own personal experience, but some is informative as well. I plan on using my blog as a platform for depression awareness and suicide prevention more and more, as I am becoming more aware of how large the problem is. So I am definitely interested in joining the guild and I welcome you to check out my site!
    Thank you!
    Maggie

    • Hi Maggie,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “As we seek, so shall we find”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “As we seek, so shall we find” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

      • Thank you, Kevin! I am honored and humbled to be a part of this incredible movement to spread awareness of mental health issues! I look forward to reading more and more and contributing as much as possible!
        Maggie

  77. Wow! I’m amazed at how great this guild is. I would be so happy to be included in this guild. I’m bipolar and write a blog about my experiences with life. I also advocate for a better future by letting people know more about bipolar disorder to stop the stigma against mental illness. Please check out my blog at http://mydualities.wordpress.com to see for yourself. I’d love to hear from you, Kevin!

    Thanks,
    Duals

    • Hi mydualities,

      Many thanks for getting in touch. I promise I will respond more fully tomorrow but only noticed your comment just as I was retiring for the night.

      So please forgive me but do look out for my full response on the morrow.

      Kind regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

    • Hi mydualities,

      I promised that I would respond more fully this morning and I actually remembered 🙂

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “My Dualities’ Blog”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “My Dualities’ Blog” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  78. Kevin,
    Thank you so much! I am so excited, which might be a bad thing for me right now. 🙂 Okay, I’m trying to calm myself down. Thanks again. Huge Honor!
    Duals

  79. Hello, I would like to apply for the inclusion of my blog in the guild. My blog site is Social Work Career Development (www.dorleem.com). I write posts and conduct interviews with clinicians on various mental health topics and treatments.

    • Hi Dorleem,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “Social Work Career Development”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Social Work Career Development” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  80. I am honored to be included among your band of bloggers. Thanks so much, Kevin 🙂

  81. Hi there,

    I would love to become a member of the Mental Health Writer’s Guild. I live with Bipolar Disorder and I have recently started a blog about my journey to bring awareness, understanding and compassion to this illness and mental illness in general. End the stigma 🙂

    My blog is called RootsB4Branches at rootsb4branches.org.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    Sarah

    • Hi Sarah,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “RootsB4Branches”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “RootsB4Branches” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  82. My blog, Reality Hide and Seek, http://realityhideseek.blogspot.com/ addresses mainly bipolar disorder and positive ways of dealing with mental illness. I also touch on domestic violence, and throw in some baking and recipe posts as well since that is an integral part of my mental well-being.

  83. What an excellent group this is. I am, like many of the folks above, new to the blog writing world. I have several posts so far on my various issues with mental illess, and have some posts in the works that will discuss chronic depression (from which I suffer) and a few other mental health type issues in more detail.
    My blog is located at lifebefore40.wordpress.com. Please consider me for membership.

    Thanks
    Connie

    • Hi Connie,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding membership of the guild for “lifebefore40”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “lifebefore40” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  84. Hi! My name is Lisa Mercer.I recently started a blog at:

    http://www.anxietyingeneral.blogspot.com

    I am a young adult diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and learning how to manage better every day. Blog is intended to encourage others who may struggling with the same mental illness, or encourage others who may have similar symptoms.

    I would love it if you checked out my site!

    Thank you!
    Lisa

    • Hi Lisa,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Anxiety In General”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Anxiety In General” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  85. hi! I’d like to join! I only just started my blog. It’s entirely dedicated to how I’m coping with mental health problems.

    cheers!

    • Hi ibirella,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “the madwoman has left the attic”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “the madwoman has left the attic” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  86. Hello, I would very much like to become a member of this worthwhile Guild. I battled with depression, brought on by stress, for 10 years. During that time, I made many mistakes, due in no small part to the fact that I perceived my illness as a failing on my part. It took me a long time, coupled with hindsight, to realise that I hadn’t failed in my life, but rather that the circumstance of my life had failed me. I started my blog to bring hope to those currently suffering from the debilitating effects of depression that there is light at the end of what may seem like an unending tunnel. It has been quite a ride!

      • Hi D.J.

        Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “A Mid-Life Adventure”.

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “A Mid-Life Adventure” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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.
        Kevin

  87. […] the Mental Health Writers’ Guild and display their button on your […]

  88. Hi Kevin,
    My name is Karen Tyrrell,
    Australian survivor of mental illness, passionate author, teacher, mental health advocate, workshop presenter and motivational speaker.
    I BLOG about my personal recovery from mental illness, sharing HOPE, recovery and resilience skills with the community.

    Please consider my books as detailed below ….

    Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness …
    A Teacher’s triumph over parent-Teacher bullying, post traumatic stress disorder and Bipolar Disorder
    Finalist in Mental Health Week achievement awards
    READ #20 pages here …
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008219QQSM

    Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery
    Self-help secrets to empower your Mental Happiness
    5 *STAR Reviews from Mental Health CEO’s and leaders
    READ #15 pages here …
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BMMQ036

    Please check out my pages and my pro-active website.www.karentyrrell.com
    Known as Karen’s BLOG
    My mission is to humanize mental illness and spread the NEWS of Hope
    Could you please consider me as a member of the Guild?
    Many Thanks,
    Karen Tyrrell 🙂
    http://www.karentyrrell.com

    • Hi Karen,

      Many thanks for getting in touch.

      You mentioned in your comment that you would like me to consider your books, and I may well do that at some point in the future as I love to read and am very keen on Mental Health Awareness as I am sure you have no doubt guessed by now.

      In respect of your blog “Karen’s Blog” and it becoming a member of the guild I am more than happy for that to happen but should perhaps mention that generally speaking we don’t promote books via this site. LOL I don’t even promote my own books here as that is not the purpose of the site.

      I am however pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Karen’s Blog” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  89. Hello Kevin!
    Fantastic site you have here! Love the networking and public awareness going on. I blog mostly about my experience in my graduate counseling program. Mental health issues are important to me so I’d love to be a member.
    My blog is http://divineguidewithin.com.
    Keep up the great work!
    ~Fred

    • Hi Fred,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “The Divine Guide Within”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “The Divine Guide Within” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  90. Hello~ My name is Marla, and I’m a registered nurse and writer applying to become a member of the Guild. I recently began a blog over on WordPress called “I Hate Being Bipolar. It’s AWESOME!” in which I share many of my different experiences of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 53. Please check it out at bpnurse.com whenever you get the chance. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    • Hi bpnurse, (Marla)
      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “bpnurse”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “bpnurse” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  91. Thank you, Kevin! I’m looking forward to being a part of this group and will do my best to be worthy of the honor. I’m still new to blogging but have got a pretty decent head start since I’m in the middle of a contest (30 posts in 30 days—whew!) and appreciate the visit. =) Marla

  92. Hi Kevin,

    We have dissociative identity disorder and have written several blogs. The two I would like you to consider are http://annsmultipleworldofpersonality.blogspot.com/ and http://newsdidmpd.blogspot.com/#bn-forum-1-1-7577090/9231. The second blog we’re bringing up to date. I would be honored for these two blogs to be viewed. Primarily we are a multiple who supports Multiples who blog. The first site is our day to day blog where we write of what’s happening in our life and might be helpful to others because we’ve been working through multiplicity especially in therapy for the last 23 years. The second site we hope to connect to multiples’ blogs curating thoughts and feelings that would be beneficial and validating to others multiple or single.

    Thanks for the consideration.

    Ann

    • Hi Ann,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your sites “Ann’s Multiple World of Personality” and “News DID/MPD”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blogs and I am more than happy to include your blogs “Ann’s Multiple World of Personality” and “News DID/MPD” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.
      Kevin

  93. Hello, my name is Bradley and the name of my blog is “How Is Bradley?” http://www.howisbradley.com I started my blog in 2008 then took a long hiatus. Now I’m back and have been seeking other Mental Health blogs to connect with. My blog primarily focus’ on my bipolar disorder and also trying to lose weight that I gained from taking psych meds.

    Please take a look and I hope to be included as part of this Writers Guild.

    Best Wishes,
    Bradley

    • Hi Bradley,
      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “How Is Bradley”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “How Is Bradley” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  94. Hi there,

    My name is Oatsie and I blog with my partner Goose at struggling4sanity (http://struggling4sanity.wordpress.com/). I hope you will consider granting our blog membership in your guild. We discuss post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation, anxiety, and other facets of mental (and physical) health.

    Thank you,
    Oatsie

    • Hi Oatsie, (Hi Goose)
      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “struggling4sanity”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “strugglin4sanity” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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.
      Kevin

  95. Hello there!

    My name is Sam(antha) and I blog about my schizoaffective disorder. This is a great way to be able to connect with other mental health bloggers and I would adore being a part of this. I can be very comical, but I like to think I shed light on the subject matter, not make light of it. I’ve also been told by dissenters that it’s a little graphic, but then they add it’s well written so its a mixed bag.

    I do so hope you like it!

    http://www.schizophrenicconfidential.com

    -Sam(antha)

    • Hi Sam,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Schizophrenic Confidential”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Schizophrenic Confidential” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.
      Kevin

  96. Hi

    My name is Zoe and I blog about my experiences of mental illness.

    My blog is called Mental Notes and can be found here:

    http://mentalnotes400.wordpress.com

    I look forward to being part of your Guild.

    Zoe

    • Hi Zoe,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Mental Notes” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Mental Notes” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.
      Kevin

  97. Hello,

    I go by the name Topaz, and my blog is about my experiences dealing with mental illness (bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts) as a faithful Catholic.

    My posts are positive and offer hope to those who are also suffering from various mental illnesses. I usually introduce a topic and then add an inspirational spin on it; I believe readers should always leave my blog encouraged and hopeful.

    Since I blog from personal experience, I sometimes include topics that tend to frustrate and discourage me — “triggers” that would normally put me in a tail spin.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    http://thepsychword.com

    Topaz

    • Hi Topaz,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “The Psych WOrd” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “The Psych Word” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.
      Kevin

  98. Hello,

    I blog under the name of songtothesirens on the subjects of Manic-Depression, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety disorder with/without Agoraphobia, and Adult ADD. My blog is a place for me to explore my illnesses, offer encouragement to others that may be suffering with the same issue(s), and to inform the public at large that people with what I like to call mental “interestingness” are not the violent, “crazy” people that are typically represented as mentally ill. It is my strong desire to be part of a movement to remove the secrecy, shame and stigma that surrounds mental health.

    My blog is “A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole ~ The journey from madness to a stable madness: one manic depressive’s story” and can be found at:

    http://galaxybounce02rabbithole.wordpress.com

    Thank you for your consideration,
    songtothesirens

    • Hi Song,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.
      Kevin

      • Kevin,

        I thank you for taking the time to look at my blog, and am pleased to be included in your group. I think that the more the subject of mental health is discussed openly, the less scary it seems to “outsiders.”

        My mother took the NAMI Family to Family classes a few years ago upon my being diagnosed with Manic Depression in order to understand what mental “illness” is like for the person who has the diagnosis as well as how to cope as a caregiver. I applaud her for that. If more people took an interest in learning about mental health issues, I am certain the world would be kinder and gentler place for us to live.

        While I do blog under a pen name, I have found that blogging has put me in touch with so many amazing people also living with their own manifestations of mental issue(s), I have become inspired to “come out” publically and say that, yes, I struggle daily with x,y, and z. Interestingly, when I do share with someone, I discover they either struggle themselves secretly or they know people who do.

        However, I do understand the stigma associated with mental health issues and why some people would rather be anonymous. I didn’t start this journey until I had been diagnosed for about 7 years and had probably been displaying symptoms since my late teens. I was diagnosed fairly late at the age of about 32. I am 42 now, and I decided about two years ago that I would start a blog to help myself explore the subject, and to help others understand that people who are mentally interesting are not scary and “crazy.” We are just different from them as all people are different from one another. We just happen to be more interesting 🙂

        I look forward to reading more of your blog. While I have known many schizophrenics, I have not had the chance to meet one so open about it. Generally, I have met people with schizophrenia in a hospital setting and they generally keep to themselves.

        Be well and gentle to yourself,
        Song

        • Hi Song,

          The current thinking in respect of my diagnosis is schizo-affective disorder which is kind of like a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

          I should perhaps explain that I live in Ireland and under the mental health care provision here you don’t always see the same psychiatrist and even when you do they seem totally reluctant to pin the tail on the mental health donkey’s butt so to speak and give definite diagnosis. It is very frustrating and I have had several varying diagnoses over the years and in truth whilst the main ones seem to vary only slightly whilst remaining a variation of a theme, the psych’s focus seems to vary from psych to psych and according to which one seems more prominent around the time of my appointment. Which is understandable I guess although somewhat frustrating as well.

          I understand completely what you said about the stigma and indeed your decision to keep it private until a couple of years ago and I am pleased that you understand folk’s need for anonymity. Personally, and I am sure you agree with this, I take the approach that since I am not the one living someone else’s life I must respect their with to remain anonymous.

          As for my own mental health issues presenting themselves, this happened in my childhood although I don’t recall a lot of my earlier childhood and so cannot be sure whether they actually started in early childhood or from birth. My parents did send me to a psych when I was a child and there was often talk about my “not being normal” but no specific diagnosis other than my being “rebellious”, “troubled” or “a difficult child” was given until much later in life.

          But then I am now 51 and in those days – when I was a child – our understanding of mental health was much different and children with mental health issues we “sent away” especially in the kind of family I grew up in. SO I soon learned to keep the voices or at least their presence hidden if not always the resultant behavior of them hidden. Hence the “rebellious”, “troubled” and “a difficult child” labels.

          Due to physical health issues that I face my time at the computer is more limited now and I am in the process of publishing some books which of course have to take first priority when it comes to my computer time. So because of that my time posting stuff to the guild or my own blogs has suffered a little but hopefully that will change soon.

          Great to have you as part of the guild.
          Kind regards and God bless you.
          Kevin

  99. Thank you very much. I am happy to be a part of this!

    songtothesirens

  100. Having been a “frequent flyer” at what I believe is our city’s only remaining mental health facility, I have met people with all manner of diagnoses. The psychiatrists, who also keep office hours, take turns weekly on the ward. If you are lucky, you get one of the good ones whose focus is accurate diagnosis and treatment. It is kind of like a merry-go-round, or a game where you spin a wheel to win “prizes”; the main one being a good doctor. I have met people with schizoaffective disorder, and while they are in an active phase of the illness they can be quite “scary” to someone who is, say, suffering from Unipolar depression which is common and not as “serious” an illness as bipolar or schizophrenia. Although I did write a post on whether Bipolar is the “new” depression because it seems like here in the States, more and more people are being diagnosed with bipolar when I think they have Major Depressive Disorder with periods of remission where they report increased energy, not sleeping as much, and periods of feeling as if they can focus more easily and they get a lot done. To me, that is remission of chronic depression which I have suffered all my life. I only became bipolar in my late teens or early 20’s which is when my therapist suspects onset of symptoms based on my speaking with her about that time in my life.

    I, too, was an “odd” child as the adults liked to call me, and I, (un)fortunately can recall most of my childhood although I can’t remember my father until I was about 7 years of age. That was when my mother returned to school for her Law degree, and my father had to take a more active roll in the family. I do remember the first time I saw a therapist for depression. I was having problems in school, and was called to a meeting with the school principal and my parents. It was then that they realized I was not so “odd” after all. I was severely and chronically depressed, and had been for quite some time. So, off to the doctor I go. She did not help me one bit. However, that may have been my fault as I had no desire to go. Fast forward four years, once again I was severely depressed, and this one went on for two years. Off again to a doctor that I did not want to see. I have to applaud my parents, though. They did sincerely try to get me help. I was just at an age where I didn’t understand that this was not normal pre-pubescent and pubescent behavior. It was all I had ever known, so I thought it was normal.

    I have been diagnosed with everything from depression to narcissistic personality disorder to borderline personality disorder. And, in there, my current therapist of 10 years actually thought to listen to me, and realized that for about 10 to 15 years of my life, I hadn’t been merely depressed. I had also experienced a number of what were back then hypomanias. Since bipolar, and I would assume so is schizoaffective disorder, is progressive without early intervention, I developed full-blown Bipolar I with my fun little psychotic tendencies. I think it is the “psychotic” part of my diagnosis that throws people off when I talk about my mental issues. Many people think that “psychotic” means dangerous to others when, in fact, it is mostly dangerous to the patient. Although, people can become violent while psychotic. I, myself, seem to dissociate when I am psychotic, and get a third person view, so I know when I have become psychotic. I end up asking people weird questions about what is real and what is not, and they look at me strange, but that’s okay. People have always thought that I was strange.

    You absolutely nailed the reason why I would never “out” somebody. Although, I am highly tuned to the mental illness of another person (I can pick out other Bipolar’s almost immediately upon meeting them), I do not live their life, and, therefore do not have the right. There may be reasons why, other than stigma, that they keep their inner lives private. I did so for years and years so I would “fit in” with the other kids until I hit college, and there everyone was strange or odd in their own way.

    It was the first time I fit anywhere, although the crushing diagnoses didn’t come until much later. PTSD came first (sometime in my mid-20s), anxiety disorder was second, and Bipolar I was the last in my early 30s. However, at least, knowing what is “wrong” with me I can attack it with education, therapy, medication and a strong spiritual faith in Buddhism. It is my great hope that someday people in this country and others will be able to talk about mental illness as easily as physical ailments are talked about, and there will be no stigma associated with mental health because, quite frankly, there is a reason why the DSM 5 is so thick. Everybody’s “nuts.”

  101. I work as a clinical psychologist and both have a personal blog and a pure mental health blog that I would like to share with the world. I am also looking for guest bloggers who have personal experiences with psychological problems.

    The blog:
    http://forfreepsychology.wordpress.com
    email: forfreepsychology@gmail.com

    My blog:
    http://mirrorgirlblog.com
    same email

    • Hi mirrorgirl,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Free psychology” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Free psychology” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.
      Kevin

  102. Hello. I blog at Help To Hope. http://helptohopeblog.net/

    While I have dealt with depression and dysthymia myself, the main focus of my blog recounts my story as a mom with a suicidally depressed teen daughter and the journey of supporting her and helping her find appropriate treatment.

    I believe strongly in challenging the stigma associated with mental health issues, and I have a particular soft spot for parents of adolescents who are in mental health crisis. I hate the thought of other parents being as scared and unknowledgeable as I was, feeling alone, guilty, hopeless, and lost.

    I hope to encourage both those who deal with mental heath issues and those who support them that they are not alone.

    Thanks for your consideration,

    Monica

    • Hi Monica,

      Apologies for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Help To Hope” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Help To Hope” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.
      Kevin

  103. Hello, Kevin ~ Thanks so much for your response. I will proudly grab the badge for my blog. And no apologies necessary. Life is what it is, without need of apology.

    Take good care,

    Monica

  104. Hi. I have a blog http://mm172001.wordpress.com/ which is called Marci, Mental Health, & More. I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Type. I have dealt with mental health issues since the age of 10.
    My blog focuses on mental illness with resources and personal experience, not just with my two current diagnosis but mental illness and mental health in general.

    • Hi MM,

      Apologies for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Marci, Mental Health & More” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Marci, Mental Health & More” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  105. Hello! I found your guild today through a fellow blogger and would love to join the mental health community you’ve founded here. Would you consider my BPD blog probablylies.wordpress.com for membership?

    Thank you,
    Mentirosa

    • Dear Mentirosa,

      Apologies for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Probably All Lies” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Probably All Lies” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  106. Hello,
    I would love to be included in the guild. I am an LCSW, and a lot of my posts have to do with mental health issues. http://foolishsagewisdom.wordpress.com/

    • Dear FSW,

      Apologies for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “FoolishSageWisdom.wordpress.com” and apologies for having taken a little while to get back to you. I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “FoolishSageWisdom” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  107. Hi am a blogger for Anxiety and Depression often touching the topic of Suicide. I would love to be a part of what you are doing. You can find my blog at http://bluehero.org/

    • Hi BH,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “BlueHero”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “BlueHero” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  108. Hi, Kevin! I’m thrilled to find this wonderful community of mental health bloggers! My blog frequently touches on depression (or mental illness in general), though it’s not exclusive to mental health topics. I would love to be a guild member, if you feel my blog would be suitable. Check it out here: http://www.karenwriteshere.wordpress.com

    Thanks for the wonderful work you’re doing!

    • Hi Karen,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Under Reconstruction”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Under Reconstruction” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  109. Kevin?

    Due to problems with posting on LiveJournal, I left it almost a year ago and have just opened a new, more focused page (a metaphorical sister to my poetry and photography page) also on WordPress. Please check out and see if my NEW site fits, is suitable for endorsement?
    Find it here: http://journeyoutofthewilderness.wordpress.com

    Look forward to hearing back (let me know if the link doesn’t work?)
    Gwen

    • Hi Gwen,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Journey Out of The Wilderness” and sorry to hear about your problems on Livejournal.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Journey Out of The Wilderness” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  110. Hello Kevin

    You have put together a great resource here and I really appreciate the opportunity to interact with other bloggers who have an interest in mental health.

    I am a carer for my wife who has schizoaffective disorder and we run a site called http://www.queenslandmentalhealth.com where we write about our experiences and things relevant to mental health in our local area

    I would love to be included in this awesome community

    Regards
    Ian

    • Hi Ian,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Queensland Mental Health”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Queensland Mental Health” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  111. Hello Kevin,

    What a great resource you’ve put together here. I’d very much like to be a part of what you’re doing. I write about many aspects of mental health on my blog Naked Nerves; http://nakednerves.wordpress.com/. I have Bipolar disorder and write about it a lot and also about many other aspects of coping and living well with mental illness, as well as other Invisible Illnesses.

    I look forward to future interactions with your “little band of bloggers”. 😉 Great job!

    Thanks…
    Steve
    Naked Nerves: Living with Chronic Invisible Illness

    • Hi Steve,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Naked Nerves”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Naked Nerves” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

      • Thank you Kevin. I appreciate being able to join with you. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. I hope you’re feeling better now. I have one question about putting the logo on my site – the post describing how to do it ls for the logo for the year 2012 as is the logo on this site. How do I change it to read 2014? I’d like to be current with my membership. Is there a way to tweak the link to allow it to say 2014? Or is there another way? I’m not a hotshot when it comes to code so I hope it’s a simple fix… 😉
        Thanks for your help,
        Steve

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  115. Hi, I just started my blog in December and I blog about my experiences living with Schizoaffective Disorder. I would love to be part of this excellent project you have here.

    My blog address is SchizoIncognito.com.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    • Hi SI,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Schizo Incognito”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Schizo Incognito” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  116. […] More mental health-focused writers gather at the Mental Health Writer’s Guild site. Browse their member listings, which include hundreds of bloggers writing on everything from depression to PTSD to Schizophrenia. Members support one another, contribute writing to the Guild’s blog, and participate in blogging competitions and challenges. (Interested in becoming a member? Learn more.) […]

  117. I would love to become a member. I write (with a few colleagues) a blog on mood disorders called MoodSurfing.com. I am a psychiatrist with a strong commitment to fighting stigma.

    • Hi Peter,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “MoodSurfing”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “MoodSurfing” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  118. Hi there. This is Tom (aka Berserker). The name is not anything inflamatory. My friend nicknamed me Berserker when I was a highly akward teenager and it just sort of stuck for the last fourteen years. I’m interested in applying for membership. I mostly use my blog as a cathartic vehicle, but also because I firmly believe we can all gain insight from one another’s experiences. I’ve made it this far and I want to do all I can to give hope to those who suffer in the same fire as I.

    I don’t really quite know how to articulate what I’m trying to say here, so bear with me. I barely survived my twenties. If I wasn’t profoundly manic or agitated I was probably hiding out in my apartment steadily losing the will to live. Or doing something risky and stupid and exciting. Probably dangerous as well. Like a moth to a flame.

    The rest of my history, while probably a tad entertaining is a tad irrelevant at the moment. I’m forcing myself to stay on task here and not ramble as my ADHD med has worn off for the day.

    I’m still here because I had a few people along the way who smiled, hugged me and told me it would be alright. Beautiful, gentle troubled souls. One of whom is no longer among us (RIP). I owe it to them to endure and help others to do the same.

    My page I submit is just a basic wordpress blog, though I like to think I give it a bit of character.

    faventedeosupero.wordpress.com

    Thanks for your time, apologies for the somewhat disjointed nature of this reply.

    God be with you-
    Thomas

    • Hi Thomas,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Favente Deo Supero”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Favente Deo Supero” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  119. Hello! I have been writing about my life with Asperger’s Syndrome at the blog “Eyes Through the Glass”. (http://www.eyesthroughtheglass.com).

    As a self-advocate, I am interested in informing people about what life with Asperger’s is like and share some of my personal experiences.

    I am interested, if possible, in becoming a Guild Member. I would like to open a dialog with other mental health bloggers regarding my experience.

    • Hi Dylan,

      Many thanks for getting in touch regarding your site “Eyes Through The Glass”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I have been unwell.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Eyes Through The Glass” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  120. I would love to be a member of your guild. I have just started blogging so I am not too sure how this works. I am a writer and a sufferer of Bipolar 1 disorder. I have written a book about my experiences, and I am presently reaching out to others who share my illness to find out what their stories are. I see that your site is very busy but I think I could contribute something to your fellow bloggers. I am working on my blog page at http://kkestebo.wordpress.com. I hope to hear from you.

    • Hi,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Kkestebo’s Blog”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I am unwell with the flu .

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “Kkestebo’s Blog” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  121. Hi Kevin – I’m interested in learning more about membership. Thanks.

      • Hi Chrisa,

        Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “The Mindstorm”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I am unwell with the flu .

        I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “The Mindstorm” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

        Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

        You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

        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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

        Kind Regards and God bless you.
        Kevin

  122. […] More mental health-focused writers gather at the Mental Health Writer’s Guild site. Browse their member listings, which include hundreds of bloggers writing on everything from depression to PTSD to Schizophrenia. Members support one another, contribute writing to the Guild’s blog, and participate in blogging competitions and challenges. (Interested in becoming a member? Learn more.) […]

  123. Hello Kevin, I would love to become a member of the guild. So please consider my blog dbsanwgaconsumernetwork.wordpress.com I started this blog about 4 months ago and I’m constantly adding new content, and growing by leaps and bounds. I would love feed back from you on how I may need to improve it in order to get more traffic. My whole goal is to educate consumers, their friends and family and give them additional resources. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks in advance. Jenna

    • Hi Jenna,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “DBSA NW Consumer Network”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I am unwell with the flu .

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited your blog and I am more than happy to include your blog “DBSA NW Consumer Network” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  124. Hi Kevin,
    I’ve only recently started writing my blog (quietcalliope.wordpress.com) but am interested in becoming a member of the Mental Health Writers Guild – I’ve suffered from recurring depressive episodes for most of my life, and for years it simply wasn’t something I ever talked about, so my blog is my way of finally giving myself a voice. My posts aren’t all necessarily about mental health per se but I’m taking a creative approach to my own wellbeing (including writing my blog!), and so all posts will be related in some way to my ongoing journey. I had no idea when I started my blog that there was such a huge blogging community out there and am keen to get to ‘know’ more bloggers with a similar experience to my own!
    Many thanks for your consideration…

    • Hi qc,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about the site “quietcalliope”. Please accept my apology for the delayed response but I am unwell with the flu .

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “quietcalliope” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  125. Dear Mental Health Writers’ Guild, I would be most honoured to be considered for membership to your esteemed writers’ guild. I am a new mental health blogger who is passionate about sharing lessons learned, building a community of mental health warriors, and providing hope for those battling the darkness of depression and anxiety. My website is: http://www.mentalhealthwarrior.com. Thank you so much for considering my application. Sincerely, Kelly

    • Dear Kelly,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about the site “Mental Health Warrior”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Mental Health Warrior” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  126. Dear Kevin,
    Thank you so much. I am honored and grateful.
    Warmly,
    Kelly

  127. Hi Kevin

    I recently started a mental health blog, Heavy Mental (www.heavymentalblog.wordpress.com) and would love to become a member of the Guild.

    I can be reached at heavymentalblogging@gmail.com.

    Warm regards
    Nadia

    • Hi Nadia,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about the site “Heavy Mental”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Heavy Mental” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  128. Hello 🙂 I have been writing about my struggles and my achievements while living with mental illness. I would love to be a part of this guild as I think it’s entirely important for those of us with like minds and illnesses to be able to reach out to each other.
    My blog is : inconsistentlyyours.wordpress.com
    and my email is:

    • Hi inconsistentlyyours,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “inconsistently yours”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “inconsistently yours” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  129. Hi Kevin,

    I have recently started a mental health blog, and would love to become a member of the Guild! I can be found at:
    http://www.lifeinabind.wordpress.com

    Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Life in a bind,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Live in a Bind”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Live in a Bind” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  130. Hi, I’ve been blogging about OCD for almost three-and-a-half years and would like to be considered for membership. I’m Janet Singer and my blog is: http://www.ocdtalk.wordpress.com. Thank you for your consideration.

    • Hi ocdtalk,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “ocdtalk”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “ocdtalk” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  131. Hi Kevin,

    Thank you so much for adding me to the Guild! I have put the logo on my front page, with a link to this site 🙂 I just tried to click on the link to my blog, Life in a Bind, from the Guild Members page, and it goes to an error page -I think there is an extra ‘http’ at the end of the address, which shouldn’t be there. I’d be really grateful if you could take a look when you have a moment – thank you so much! Life In a Bind

    • Hi,

      Please accept my apologies for this, and please know that your link has now been repaired.

      I think what happened is that when you add a link in wordpress it automatically places the http:// part in there for you and since I am generally copying and pasting links in from bloggers sites I have to highlight and paste over that part and simply did it wrong this time.

      Really glad you checked it out and again my apologies for having messed it up the first time.
      Kind regards and God bless.

      Kevin

  132. Hi, no worries Kevin and thank you so much for fixing it so quickly! Take care, Life in a Bind

  133. Hi there,

    I love that you’re curating a list of mental health blogs, what a great idea.

    I have recently-ish started a blog on my experiences of living with cyclothymia, it’s called Cyclothymia Bites and can be found here; http://cyclothymiabites.wordpress.com/ I’d love to be included on your membership list if possible?

    Thanks

    • Hi A,
      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Cyclothymia Bites”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Cyclothymia Bites” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  134. Hi-
    I’d like my blog shadesofsky.wordpress.com (specifically posts categorized: mental health) to be considered for membership.
    I’d like to be known as Shades of Sky, and won’t, for the sake of anonymity link my name to my blog here.
    However, please feel free to email me, everystaratongue@gmail.com, should you want to request this.
    SoS

    • Hi SoS,
      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Shades of Sky”. Please accept my apologies for the delayed response but I have been away.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Shades of Sky” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  135. Hi there,

    I blog about dealing with the mental struggles that present themselves in people who struggle with eating disorders. I give advice, talk about my experiences and offer comfort to people who are struggling. It all comes from personal experience and is written from the heart 🙂 I hope I can be considered. My blog is http://www.earthtoheart.wordpress.com.

    Thank you,
    Courtenay Turner

    • Hi Courtenay,
      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Earth To Heart”. Please accept my apologies for the delayed response but I have been away.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Earth To Heart” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  136. I hadn’t realised that such writing communities existed, but I’m glad that I do now.
    I’ve just started a blog called The Schizoid and the Cat. It’s about me, an Englishman with SPD and my pet cat, who’s a Sphynx, and the problems and obstacles in life that we have to put up with.
    http://tsc-pb.blogspot.de/
    It would be nice if you could maybe check it out and give it a thumbs up or down to joining this community.
    Many thanks and greetings from Germany.
    Rob

    • Hi Rob,
      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “The Schizoid and The Cat”. Please accept my apologies for the delayed response but I have been away.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “The Schizoid and The Cat” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

  137. Thank you 🙂 Have now added the logo to my site, shadesofsky.wordpress.com.
    SoS

  138. Thank you. I must though say that between my request and your acceptance, I jumped ship and headed away from blogger and onto WordPress.
    The blog is the same, but the url is different. Heres the new one.
    http://schizoid-cat.org/ for you.
    Many thanks once again for the acceptance of The Schizoid and the Cat.

  139. Keep on working, great job!

  140. Hi Kevin,

    I am one of the ‘few shaggy’ ones from Africa out on the blogsphere being this daring and soul searching. Helas, the one who even caused me to venture out here, my only brother who had for 18 out of a 33 yr existence suffered from mental illness, gave it up last saturday. I am no exception though, although I am yet to get to the bottom of my own issues before they get me. I attempted suicide once and did lots of stuff. I leave you to visit my blog and hope to be granted membership of the guild. Yours truly, Marie Abanga

    • Hi Marie,
      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Marie Abanga’s Blog”. Please accept my apologies for the delayed response but I have been away.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Marie Abanga’s Blog” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  141. Hi Kevin,

    I love what you’re doing here in bringing a community of doers and speakers together. I would appreciate it if you would look at my blog and see if I might be able to contribute.

    My blog: http://www.alittlefearless.com

    And thank you very much for both your consideration and contribution to this growing effort to speak out. 🙂

    Kindest Regards,

    Diane

    • Hi Diane,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “A Little Fearless”. Oh and before I forget many thanks for your kind words and encouragement about the guild.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “A Little Fearless” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  142. Greetings!

    I am writing to request acceptance into The Mental Health Writers Guild. I have been diagnosed with BPD and my blog’s purpose is to raise awareness of mental illness in the context of my own. I also hold a degree in neuroscience and I incorporate many scientific articles and concepts into my blog posts to provide evidence that it is indeed “all in our heads” because that is where our brain is and mental illnesses are disorders of the brain. Please feel free to visit my blog at your leisure at farewelltodaylight.com. I appreciate your time.

    Best wishes,

    Dana

    • Hi Dana,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Farewell To Daylight”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Farewell To Daylight” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  143. Hi Kevin:

    I would be so pleased if you would accept my blog into your membership. I have had “Living in Stigma” http://cherished79.wordpress.com since 2007 which was all started to help educate people about mental illness stigma. My stats are @ about 375,000 at the moment, so I’ve at least sent the word out to some people.

    I just started a new blog, dedicated to PTSD, called “Facing the Predator”.

    Only interested in the Guild membership for my main blog. Please feel free to visit, and I thank you for your time.

    Cheers!
    Deb

    • Hi Deb,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your sites and especially your main blog “Living With Stigma”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include your main blog “Living With Stigma” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  144. HI,
    My name is Jennifer. I have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I have started blog in the hopes that I can be and encouragement to others. And to hopefully put some good information out there about what these disorders really look like in real life. I would love to be a part of the guild. My blog is learningtobebipolar.wordpress.com

    I would love to help promote safety and knowledge for the mental health field and those that suffer from any kind of mental illness..

    Thanks so much for your time and consideration.
    Jennifer

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “LearningToBeBipolar”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “LearningToBeBipolar” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  145. Just found your Guild and I’d love to included in the list of wonderful bloggers here. My blog is at http://newlifeinvermont.com. Thanks for considering me 🙂

    • Hi NL,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “NewLifeInVermont”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “NewLifeInVermont” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  146. Hello, I am so happy to find this site. I blog about my mental illness recovery at my blog http://mermaidrising.wordpress.com
    Pleaase include me in your guild 🙂

    • Hi Sirena,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Mermaid Rising”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Mermaid Rising” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  147. Hi Kevin! — It’s LaVancia Phoenix! I was so excited to finally figure out what this guild was about. I didn’t know you could just click on the icon and come to this page until I recently visited a website that had underneath the icon a statement saying to click on here to learn more or something like that. I had no idea it is all voluntary and yes, I would love to join in. My website is http://www.rebirthofsanity.com and I’m working on writing my autobiography about my illness and recovery from schizophrenia. Hope to hear from you soon. God Bless, LaVancia

    • Hi LaVancia,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “The Rebirth of Sanity”. (Which of course I personally already knew about)

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “The Rebirth of Sanity” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  148. Thank you so much for the honor. Will paste that logo now.

  149. Kevin,
    I write a blog about health, mental health and substance abuse issues and how people can use simple out-of-the-box strategies to feel better. I also make observations about people and their behavior AND I do a little look at statistics and such. it is called, Getting Better: What Works.

    I appreciate what you are doing and would love to be a member of the guild.

    Thanks!

    Kathleen McCormick
    Kathleenmccormicklcswmph.com
    Getting Better:What Works

    • Hi Kathleen,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Getting Better: What Works”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Getting Better: What Works” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  150. Hello there. I would love to be included in this guild, if you’re still accepting applications . . . . ? Art journaling is a huge part of what helps me cop with my PTSD/Depression and I would love to be a resource for people to go to if they could use advice, tips, or just want someone to talk to. I’m also a healthcare professional trained in crisis intervention. My blog is californiachrisseystudio (.wordpress.com). Thank you so much dears.

    • Hi Chrisseyt,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “California Chrissey’s Journaling Studio”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “California Chrissey’s Journaling Studio” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site and,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

      • Oh my goodness thank you so much! This makes me so happy. I have lots of friends and other artists who are in the same boat as me, I’m sure they would love to be a part of this just the same. Bless you, and I look forward to working with everyone (and making neat things for you guys too! It helps when I’m inspired).

        You’re a sweetie, thank you so much again!

  151. Hi Kevin, I found this community from a member of your guild and I really love what you guys are doing and hence, I would like to join this club to widen our reach and contribution to the world but I am not sure if my site is actually relevant because of the wide perspective of what Mental Health is.

    My site is mostly about helping people with Self-Esteem/Confidence and social issues, bringing out their inner potential to excel in their life. You can you can find it here at http://www.doubleyourpresence.com

    Would love to hear from you on my application to your community and of course, regardless if I get in or not, I hope your team and yourself continue to flourish in your cause. It is a commendable one and I wish you guys all the best!

    Your friend,
    David Long

    • Hi David,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Double Your Presence”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Double Your Presence” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂

      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  152. Just discovered this site. What a wonderful place to connect those who write about mental health. For the last few years I have been writing counselorssoapbox.com a blog devoted to the topics of mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. I am a strong believer in the concepts of wellness and recovery. So many people have told me about their own personal recovery from life’s issues. Please take a look at counselorssoapbox.com and I would be delighted if you would include me among the members of the mental health writer’s guild. David Joel Miller

    • Hi David

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “counselorsoapbox”. Apologies for the delayed response but I have not been well of late and so have not been online very much at all.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “counselorsoapbox” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  153. Hello, I would love to be included in this guild. My blog is relatively new, I started it in May. It provides information about mental health but mainly seeks to help and encourage people throughout their recovery and to give them advice through my own recovery.
    My contact name is May and this is my blog http://newwingstofly.blogspot.com

    • Hi May,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “New Wings To Fly”. Apologies for the delayed response but I have not been well of late and so have not been online very much at all.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “New Wings To Fly” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  154. I would like to apply for membership in the guild. My blog is focused on recovery from mental illness and addiction. The blog is at http://www.davidsusman.com. I have included my contact information below. Thank you.
    David Susman PhD

    • Dear David,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “David Susman PhD ”. Apologies for the delayed response but I have not been well of late and so have not been online very much at all.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “David Susman PhD” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  155. I would like my blog to be considered for membership. My contact name is Annie Mimi Hall. My readers call me Annie.

    My blog is mainly focused on mental health issues. I connect with other bloggers with mental illness on a regular basis through the comments on my posts. I have a relationship on wordpress with many bloggers with mental illness who feel that my posts are helpful to them.

    I also have poetry which is about mental illness, abuse, mental wellness and encouragement

    My email address is anniemimihall@gmail.com

    Here is the link to my blog and also some of my favorite posts
    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/about-annie/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/social-anxiety-awareness-and-equality/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/social-anxiety-disorder-and-phone-calls/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/insomnia-humor/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/about/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/suicide-suicide-attempts-and-self-harm/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/mental-health-issues-vs-physical-disease-its-not-all-in-your-head/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/ptsd-and-the-lack-of-taking-care-of-our-basic-activities-of-daily-living-the-way-normal-people-do/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/fear-of-the-winter-and-cold-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-from-domestic-abuse/

    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/why-i-no-longer-eat-spaghetti-with-bread-trigger-warning-please-be-advised-that-this-content-is-a-potential-trigger-if-you-are-recovering-from-domestic-violence/

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.
    Annie

    • Dear Annie,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “gentlekindness’s Blog”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “gentlekindness’s Blog” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  156. P.S. to the above. I also wanted to send you this post which has a song that I wrote and played. Prison in Your Mind, which is about someone with PTSD.
    https://anniemimihall.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/prison-in-your-mind-original-song-by-annie/
    Thank you,
    Happy New Year
    Annie

  157. Hi there, I would like to be considered for membership. My blog is http://www.stuckonearth.co.uk
    Many thanks,
    Charlotte xo

    • Hi Charlotte,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Stuck On Earth Blog”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Stuck On Earth Blog” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  158. Hi there,

    A friend of mine just pointed me to this site a I have recently become serions about blogging about life with depression. Would love to be a member.

    https://brokenbutstrong.wordpress.com

    Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Sincerely,

    Nikki

    • Hi Nikki,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “brokenbutstrong”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “brokenbutstrong” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  159. Hello, id like my blog http://itscridibaslife.wordpress.com to be included in your membership. Can you please take a look and let me know if its suitable?

    • Hi itscridibaslife,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “itscridibaslife”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “itscridibaslife” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  160. Good Afternoon,
    I have recently (okay, yesterday) started a blog, Even at Your Darkest. After getting out of the hospital last year I found it disconcerting there were no support groups for self-harm/depression. Luckily, I found a lovely therapist and have amazing friends and family. What about those who don’t? I want to start a support group and have been studying ways to do so. Duh, I love to write, I should start a blog and offer a place people can be completely honest and feel like they are not alone.

    I would love to be part of this community. Shining light on the darkness is crucial.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    -Tara

    • Hi Tara,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Even At Your Darkest”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Even At Your Darkest” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  161. Hi there- I’d be very interested in becoming a member with my blog bethcanreflect.wordpress.com on living with Borderline Personality Disorder with traits of Bipolar. I try to honestly portray what my experience is and occasionally comment on wider issues and good music. Thanks, Beth 🙂

    • Hi Beth,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “BethCanReflect’s Blog”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “BethCanReflect’s Blog” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  162. Hi,

    I would love to be considered for membership. My blogs pretty new but I really would like to become part of the community.

    Link:
    https://twosidesofthecouch.wordpress.com/

    Thank you.

    • Hi georgielizabeth,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “BothSidesOfTheCouch”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “BothSidesOfTheCouch” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  163. Hi!

    Thanks so much for membership. My badge says 2012 however. Would it be possible to email or upload the 2015 code? Thank-You!

    • Hi 🙂

      I have just emailed you concerning this (because wordpress would automatically recognise and try to action any script placed in comments it is easier through email) and I hope that it helps.

      Kind regards and God bless you.
      Kevin.

  164. Hello,
    I would love to become a member. I’ve been blogging about mental health and my experiences with it, specifically depression and cutting, for a little over a month. I aspire to become a counselor down the line as I’d really like to use my experiences to help others. Please check out my blog at https://journeytostrengthblog.wordpress.com/
    Thank you!

    • Hi StayStrong10,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “The Journey To Strength”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “The Journey To Strength” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

  165. Hi Kevin, I’ve been through your site and I think it’s fantastic! A great way to enhance mental health awareness. Excellent job 🙂

    • Hi Anita,

      Many thanks for your kind comments.

      We have an excellent band of bloggers here and there is a wealth of wisdom, support and inspiration available.

      I am so pleased to be a part of it.

      I hope you are well.
      Kind regards and God bless you.

      Kevin

      • Hi Kevin,

        I’ve been doing a lot of work within the mental health field since I posted here. I would love to become a member of the guild. I have a website with the main topic of mental health, the focus is strictly on personal experiences from people who live with mental health. I’m also blogging on several blogs now as well as a volunteer and ambassador with numerous organizations. My website is http://mentalillness-doyouknow.com

        Thank you again for the work you do!

  166. Hello. I am a blogger here. I have not been doing it long, but my focus is One Person’s journey at Ms Elyse… that journey being living with bipolar do, as well as chronic pain. I also post some poetry. Would love to be considered for the guild. You can find me at http://www.mselyse.com
    Thanks!
    Elyse

    • Hi Elyse,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Ms Elyse”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Ms Elyse” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.

  167. Hi,
    I’d really like to become a member of the guild as my blog is entirely dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and increasing understanding and reducing stigma. It can be found at https://inthemidstofmadness.wordpress.com/
    Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
    Lucy x

    • Hi Lucy,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “In The Midst of Madness”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “In The Midst of Madness” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  168. Hi!
    I’d really like to become a member of this guild. I write about my struggles with Depression (which I’ve nicknamed Rontu), and what it’s like dealing with Depression as an expat. I consider myself an Optimistic Depressive as even at the worst of times I’ve been able to be optimistic about the future and try to find the silver linings.
    I’m so glad I found this page! I look forward to hearing from you.
    -I’m one of those people who is still anonymous…working on that 🙂

    • Hi rucksackrubble,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “theoptimisticdepressive”. Please accept my apologies for the delayed response but I am currently fighting though another bout of illness. Thankfully I think that I am now coming out of the other side of it. 🙂

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “theoptimisticdepressive” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  169. Hi Kevin,

    My name is Christopher, a sufferer and survivor of a very rare and misunderstood condition – Chronic Depersonalization and Derealization. Whilst this condition is quite common within the psychiatric community (secondary to other conditions or when one has “transient episodes”) it is quite rare that someone (like myself) has the condition as a primary (Chronic) condition. I maintain a blog entitled “MyDepersonalizationExperience.com” (run on WordPress – I purchased the domain name) which has a menu offering resources for fellow sufferers (books, links, theories, treatment options, contact info, pictures, and more). It also offers insight on the medication mismanagement involved in me “inheriting” this condition. I blog often, as often as I can, on various topics involving Mental Health, Medications, etc. Most of which are about new articles on Mental Health or my life as it relates to Mental Health and my illness. I would like to be a member of the Guild, and hope to have a positive impact on others lives via my blog and constructive debate and discussion.
    Thank you for your response via email.
    Christopher

    • Hi Christopher,

      Many thanks for getting in touch (firstly via email and subsequently here via comments) and letting me know about your site “My Depersonalization Experience”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “My Depersonalization Experience” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Additionally, as we discussed in email, I have posted a Member’s Profile post on your blog and you can find that here: Member’s Profile – My Depersonalization Experience.

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  170. Hello,
    I was just recently awarded the Warrior Child Award by a Guild member, Laura from BipolarForLife. She also suggested that I might want to become a member of the guild. I don’t know if this is the right time or not to do that. The award was not only a touching honor, but it also has served as a push to get back to writing my blog. I’ve been blogging about my mixed media and jewelry making, plus a few other things, but as I explained in my latest post, I am going to focus more on how creating helps with my depression/mental health as well as my chronic pain/health issues. Perhaps you would prefer to wait to add my blog until I have more posts focusing on this?
    I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts…
    Peace to your heart, Sara Windsor
    http://www.thecreativesoulsara.wordpress.com

    • Hi artsychicksw,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “thecreativesoulsara”. And congratulations on the Warrior Child Award. I am delighted that Laura from BipolarForLife awarded it to you and delighted that the award is being used by our members.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “thecreativesoulsara” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  171. Hello,
    I would like to request becoming a member of the guild. I was referred to the guild by “Daily Post” host, Michelle Weber. My blog includes a lot of positivity in general as well as helpful happiness strategies. I am a fighter of mental illness myself, and my blog is dedicated to helping others like myself not just recover, but flourish. I have already received messages from mental illness fighters telling me my information has been very helpful, and I really want my insights to get out there for those struggling, or anyone wishing to achieve greater mental wellbeing. I look forward to your feedback!
    All the best,
    Kimberly.

    • Hi Kimberly,

      Many thanks for getting in touch about membership to the guild. I would love to consider your blog for membership as it sounds like a very positive blog and so I wonder if you could give me a link to it so that I could check it out.

      Kind regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

      • Oh, of course! Woops, I knew I was forgetting something! here it is: http://lifeisnicenstuff.wordpress.com

        • Hi Kimberly,

          Many thanks for sending the link and yes I have absolutely no problem adding your blog to our list of members. So here is the normal legal welcome to membership stuff….

          Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Life Is Nice”.

          I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Life Is Nice” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

          Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
          You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

          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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

          a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

          b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

          Kind Regards and God bless you.
          Kevin

  172. Hi Kevin. I would like to request that my blog be added to your guild. My son is diagnosed with a mental illness and I have been writing about my journey (and his) for the past 2 years. My blog is: http://schizophreniamomsjourney.blogspot.ca/
    Thank you.

    • Hi BarbieBF,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Schizophrenia – Mom’s Journey”. As someone who is diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder (although I am considerably older than your son) I am personally delighted that you are going to be part of the Guild. Whilst I am – as I say – a lot older than your son and live alone myself, I do know and recognise just how important a role the caregiver is.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Schizophrenia – Mom’s Journey” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  173. Thank you Kevin! Adding your blog to my reading list

    • Hi touchofdepression,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Touch of Depression”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Touch of Depression” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  174. I’m interested in joining the Guild. I’ve been writing about addiction and recovery (certainly mental health-related issues) for fifteen-plus years in one venue or another.

    My personal page/blog is http://whatmesober.com/.

    My username could be either Bill or “whatmesober,” whichever works for you.

    • Hi Bill,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “What…Me Sober?”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “What…Me Sober?” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  175. Hi there,

    I’ve been blogging for a while but only recently decided to focus on mental health. I know Love Yourself Again still contains a mish-mash of different things, but I’d like you to take a look and see if it’s worthy to become a member of the Mental Health Writers Guild.

    Cheers,
    C.

    • Uh-oh. I don’t think my link is working properly. Here’s the web address for my blog: http://www.loveyourselfagain.com

    • Hi C,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Love Yourself Again”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Love Yourself Again” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  176. Hi, I’m just commenting requesting acceptance into The Mental Health Writers Guild. I blog about stopping the stigma surrounding mental health issues, coping mechanisms for self harm, depression advice and more. I’m a relatively new member of wordpress so I’ve plenty more ideas to give 🙂
    thatpixiechick.wordpress.com

    • Hi thatpixiechick,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “That Pixie Chick”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “That Pixie Chick” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  177. Hi Kevin,

    I think this Guild is amazing and I would love to be a part of it if possible. My blog Are You Better Yet? Is about my experiences since leaving psychiatric care and learning to live with my symptoms and adjust to my new life and so on. It can be found here: https://rubetteryet.wordpress.com/

    Alice

    • Hi Alice,

      Many thanks for getting in touch and letting me know about your site “Are You Better Yet?”.

      I am pleased to be able to tell you that I have just popped over and visited the site and I am more than happy to include the site “Are You Better Yet?” in our Guild Members list and in fact have just done exactly that. So welcome!

      Please feel free to copy the member’s logo from that page and to display it on your site/blog if you wish to. As a member you are entitled to 🙂
      You are also very welcome to join in any competitions that are run and to give out the Warrior Child Award to any blogger whom you feel is deserving of it. You will find details of that award on its own page within the navigation bar.

      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 site/blog and not the blogger or site owner. The only ways in which this is relevant is that it means that…

      a) Guild membership does not (and therefore cannot be used to) imply or infer credibility to the person only to the site/blog, and then only in as much as the site/blog is seen to have a link to, or content concerning, the field of mental health and mental illness. Acceptance into Guild membership does not therefore infer or imply that the Guild endorses any content within than site/blog. Additionally,

      b) should you have or wish to start a further blog or 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.wordpress.com and again “welcome to our little band of bloggers!”

      Kind Regards and God bless you.
      Kevin

  178. Hello, I would like to be included in the guild. My blog’s central focus is mental health advocacy and Dissociative Disorders. Thank you…

    http://robertmgoldstein.com/2015/03/13/i-am-not-me/

    http://robertmgoldstein.com/category/photography-and-art/2015-blog-for-mental-health/