I like to follow a lot of blogs. Over the past couple years, this has become my favourite way to keep up with the world. While some are fellow social work and mental health types, I also cover a lot of my other interests - feminism, crafts, food, stuff.
Lately I've noticed an interesting trend - proof that mental health affects us ALL. A number of my favourite bloggers have been posting about anxiety, developmental disorders, depression and the like. I love reading these posts and commend those who have decided to share their struggles with the blogosphere - it's a big world out there and breaking the culture of silence around mental illness can be scary.
Here are some examples:
Jen over at Epbot blogs about her experience with anxiety disorder
Gail VazOxlade, usually in the business of giving financial advice is sharing chapters of her book A Mind of My Own about raising her son who has autism
Alycia at the Curious Pug posts about using crochet to help keep depression at bay
Caitlin of Fit and Feminist discusses (in this post and others) her experiences with drug addiction, disordered eating, and being an abuse survivor.
Have you found insightful or inspirational posts such as these in unexpected places? Do share!