Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Best Depression Blog Three Years Running

So many excellent depression blogs!

During my whirlwind Spring, I noticed that I received another award from That’s the third year in a row. I was, and still am, greatly honored. I posted about it on Twitter, but haven’t had a chance to share the news with you here.

I don’t expect my advice on this blog to be helpful for everybody, but maybe something I write is just what somebody else needed to read that day. It’s all I can hope for, and I am humbled that Healthline recognizes my efforts. My journey here is a personal one. I am not an expert with a degree. I just share my experiences in a humorous and earnest way that I hope will connect with others. I have struggled with ADHD for 51 years. I have struggled with major depressive disorder for 35 years. I have struggled with Tourette Syndrome for 25 years. The struggle can be frustrating, discouraging, exhausting, as well as alienating and lonesome. However, I have only two choices. Either I learn to overcome my burdens, or I let them overcome me. I’ve tried the being overcome bit before. I much prefer the heat of battle.

Of course, disclaiming expert status doesn’t mean that I don’t have an opinion. I share my mental health observations monthly with my readers. I stand by them. I believe we are more powerful than others would have us believe of ourselves. I believe that we can master our mental health issues. And if medicating is not a valid option for you, you can still vanquish these issues. To that purpose, I continue to self-analyze, experiment, refine, and fight. I invite you to join me. It is a satisfying battle. You may disagree with something I write, but by working together we enrich ourselves and expand our understanding.

All that being said, I don’t always write about depression. I cover coping strategies for ADHD, too. I also write about writing with mental health. Often, people follow me for one topic, then grow impatient because I cover others. I encourage you to have faith in me. Reach out to me. I will come around to your topic of choice. I always do.

In the meantime, please check out Healthline’s list of Best Depression Blogs for 2018. There are some excellent writers out there covering depression, recovery, and coping strategies for success. Healthline has done an excellent job putting some of the best together in this concise list. Take a break from social media for a while and dig deep into these blogs. If my writing style doesn’t appeal to you, I am certain you will find a blogger in this list who does.

Coping Strategies: If you are in need of new perspectives on depression, check out my awards page. Each award leads to a list. There are dozens of new blogs awaiting your eager eyes. (Update: Apparently, Healthline just updates the same page every year, so there are fewer blogs featured than I thought. However, there are still many other blogs to be found through my awards page.)