i just got some amazing news: my blog was recently named by healthline.com as one of the 17 best blogs on depression. healthline carefully selected these blogs because we are “…actively working to educate, inspire, and empower readers with frequent updates and high quality information.” what an incredible honor! when i first started writing i looked to healthline’s lists of best mental health blogs to learn from other advocates. to now be included on this list is such an affirmation of my choice to be vulnerable and share my story.
check out healthline’s write up on bluelightblue:
amy marlow lost her father to suicide and now deals with her own depression and generalized anxiety disorder. on blue light blue, she shares her struggles dealing with suicide loss, and how she has learned to take control and stand tall when it comes to getting her own treatment.
her posts are incredibly personal and thought-provoking, reflecting not only the pain and trauma she has endured, but also her commitment to not hiding her struggles with mental health. amy’s open letter to her doctors about what she didn’t get to say as a patient is without a doubt one of the best things on the web.
i would like to thank you for helping me achieve this recognition. the connections we have made inspire my writing and keep me motivated. your willingness to read and share my posts has helped to amplify the conversation. because mental illness is something we need to talk about. out loud. without shame. i know that my family isn’t the only one that was shattered by suicide. and i know that i am not the only person whose life has been upended by depression and anxiety. for too long i felt like i was the only one grappling with sadness, guilt and hopelessness, so i hid it away – but not anymore.
i share because i want us all to know that we are never the only ones. my choice to be vulnerable has enabled me to find a common connection with so many others who have lived the same pain, the same loss and the same recovery. i can honestly say that nothing but good has come from my decision to talk openly about my journey through mental illness – including this exciting recognition. thank you – from the bottom of my heart – for being part of my story.
help me share this good news!
here’s the full link: http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/best-blogs-of-the-year#3
here’s a shortened link: http://bit.ly/1OQQhIT
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