i am proud to share that for the second year in a row my blog was named by healthline.com as one of the 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.” it is truly an honor to be included on this list and each one of you helped to make this possible. i am grateful every day for the positive impact that this blog is making – both for me personally and for my readers. each conversation, each story helps me heal. and to know that my own experiences are helping others find hope and inspiration means more than i could every say (or write). mental illness isn’t easy to live with and it isn’t easy to talk about. this blog has given me a safe place to do both. so thank you – from the bottom of my heart.
check out healthline’s writeup on bluelightblue:
on blue light blue, amy marlow chronicles her experiences living with major depression, anxiety, and ptsd. At thirteen, amy lost her father to suicide, a loss that continues to inform her view on the world and her own journey living with mental illness. her posts are reflective, thoughtful, and deeply personal. check out her blog for more on living with loss and depression, as well as creative takes on how depression changes daily life.
and a little more background on why they recognize the best blogs each year:
everyone gets the blues now and then, but do your blues last for weeks at a time? if so, you may have depression, and you’re not alone. major depression is one of the most common mood disorders in the united states — about 16.1 million adults (that’s almost 7 percent) and 3 million teenagers will have at least one major depressive episode per year.
there are also multiple types of depression, including major depression,persistent depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. postpartum depression, experienced after giving birth, affects up to 1 in 7 women in the united states.
depression can make it difficult to do everyday things, like getting out of bed or concentrating at work. depression can also be incredibly difficult to talk about. that’s why we’ve rounded up the best blogs on depression out there. these online warriors are fighting depression and inspiring others to do the same by sharing their stories.