Monday, February 28, 2011
Blog Awards! New Winners & Need Recommendations
I recently started giving out the "I Choose To Live" Blog awards from this site again. Congratulations to Depressed Reader, In The Pink, Haley, Etta, Susan, and "J" - the most recent winners! You should click here and check out the descriptions of their blogs and visit them.
Now, I need you to nominate some more blogs, so I can continue this effort to collect links to quality blogs about people in recovery from mental illness, who have actively chosen to live with their illness rather than commit suicide.
Here are the qualifications:
-Preferably a blog that is updated at least once a month.
-Should be written by a person living with a mental illness who has taken steps toward improving their lives, dealing with their condition, getting treatment, or at least learning more about the condition.
-Should be a blog that educates the public, at least to some degree, about mental illnesses. It doesn't have to be a completely educational blog, but it should have some facts and information about mental illness or at least the symptoms the person has experienced.
-Should not be a blog that just talks about what a person ate for lunch and watched on TV, and doesn't talk about deeper issues in their lives. It's fine if the blog talks about a person's daily life, but at some point the challenges they have faced need to be mentioned.
-Preferably a blog by a person who has, at some point, contemplated suicide, and chosen not to do it, or survived a suicide attempt.
-You don't have to have perfect spelling or grammar to write a decent blog, but it needs to be comprehensible to readers.
-Bonus points if your blog is about Schizoaffective Disorder or Schizophrenia, but blogs about ANY mental illness are welcomed.
That's it! If you know any blogs that fit that description, please let me know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't have enough time to traverse the blogosphere and discover every gem out there. I only come across a few every so often that I keep up with. So I definitely need your help!
What the blogger gets out of this is a graphic to put on their website, and a description of their site with a link to it from here.
Thanks in advance for your help!