Let’s stop stigma – And change mental health

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A couple of handy tips for guest blog submissions

We encourage blog writers who write about mental health in all its shapes and forms to share their posts with fellow tribers.

As we are committed to maintaining a lively but civil platform for discussion, we ask, when you submit your blog, to please avoid the following:

 

  • Triggering language which could cause distress
  • Commercial promotions
  • Requests for financial aid
  • Mudslinging at other organizations

Please email your submission posts to submit@blackdogtribe.com.

In keeping with the Black Dog Tribe ethos, we will on occasion, invite  other regular

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19 | 09 | 2013
STIGMA SURVIVAL - A CINDERELLA STORY

Triber Miranda De Barra recounts her journey from diagnosis to the day she could say that mental health stigma has made her stronger. A truly open and honest post which we are delighted to

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17 | 04 | 2014
M is for The Monster in my Head

In the following post, guest blogger @SomberScribbler details some of her strategies to help her deal with depression i.e. the monster in her head. Read more of her blog

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16 | 04 | 2014
If you feel worthless...

Guest blogger Liza has written a very thoughtful post which may help you if you are feeling lonely or unloved. Read more of Liza's blog

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15 | 04 | 2014
"Illness" or "Ability"?

We're starting off the week with triber Anne Brian's brilliant poem which won a competition to have tea at the Ritz with our tribal mother Ruby Wax! Here Anne eloquently describes how

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14 | 04 | 2014
Depression

Guest blogger Jack (@agaymentalist) writes about the difficulty of explaining depression. Here he takes time to explain

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11 | 04 | 2014
Should You Date a Person with a Mental Illness?

Author and mental health advocate Daniel Baker has written a thoughtful blog on dating and mental illness, eloquently answering the question "should you date a person with a mental

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10 | 04 | 2014
When do I tell my kids?

Today’s guest blog is from a triber who goes by the pen name May Sams. In her blog Always Recovery, she details

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09 | 04 | 2014
The 'I Survived It' Project

Triber Miriam recently took part in the #isurvivedit project and it has encouraged her to reflect on her journey towards mental health recovery. Take a look at her blog here and

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08 | 04 | 2014
Peace, acceptance and living the dream.

To start off the week, we are sharing an uplifting post written by triber Craig. He is a regular guest blogger and we always enjoy reading about his mental health progress. It seems

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07 | 04 | 2014
Ward Re-admission and Routine.

Guest blogger Kelly Fitzsimons has written a thoughtful piece on the hospital routine and how it can be comforting in comparison to the unpredictable outside world. Take a look at her

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04 | 04 | 2014