Cool Resources on Twitter, Facebook and the Blogosphere

What mental health issues are you concerned about? Check out these social media sites for information, support and a few laughs.

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Twitter

  • Living With OCD (@LwOCD): The Twitter account for a weekly podcast about the struggles of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety DisordersCtr (@AnxietyCenter): The Anxiety Disorders Center/CBT Center at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living
  • My Mad Thoughts (@MyMadThoughtsO): A space for openness regarding OCD and intrusive thoughts
  • Anxiety Help (@anxiety_helpnow): Useful information for those suffering from anxiety and panic attacks
  • Band Back Together (@bandback2gether): The Twitter account for a group blog designed to break down stigmas and offer support for a range of life challenges
  • Emma White (@TheRealSupermum): Prollific writings about trying to survive motherhood and bipolar disorder
  • Daily Strength (@Daily_Strength): A Twitter account that focuses on health and life challenges
  • RRS4Hope (@RRS4Hope ): The Twitter account of a peer-run organization offering mental health and substance abuse services
  • Pat Elliott (@patelliott): Health news from the patient perspective
  • AFSP Central Florida (@afspcfl): The Twitter account of this national suicide-prevention organization

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Blogs

  • Beyond the Doubt: An inside perspective on life with OCD and the lessons of uncertainty; a part of Psychology Today‘s blogging network
  • OCD Tribe: A collection of OCD-related blogs and other resources
  • Hyperbole and a Half : One of our favorites; not always about mental health, but always funny
  • Nowhere Near Normal: Another of our favorites; the companion blog of a novel by Traci Foust
  • My Medicated Cartoon Life: Ramblings of a depressed animator (requires a sense of humor about one’s weaknesses)
  • Emotional Umbrella: One blogger’s chronicle of depression
  • The Pursuit of Happiness: A blogger’s journey through self-help techniques and herbal remedies for depression
  • Grace Under Pressure: Posts about the every-day challenges of life by author Laurel Hermanson
  • Kerry Cohen: The website of an author who has tackled women’s self-esteem issues in her books

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