This year has certainly taken its toll on our mental health. As we’ve tried to cope with everything 2020 has thrown at us, we’ve leaned on our go-to blogs from hospitals and health systems. While these publications focus on a wide range of topics, they also serve as great mental health blogs, offering advice for adults, kids, caregivers, clinicians, teachers and more.
As healthcare writers, we also look to these resources for inspiration when developing our own content for mental health blogs. They combine compassionate writing and medical expertise to create helpful, actionable advice for their readers.
Let’s take a deep breath together and read on, shall we?
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your organization’s blog or need a resource for your own mental health, Providence’s blog should be one of your first stops.
Being at the epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak, Providence has lots of mental health content related to the pandemic, in particular. But it doesn’t end with blog posts — Providence has a wealth of mental health resources on different platforms, including:
- The Talk 2 Be Well podcast
- The Work 2 Be Well program, which provides resources “to ensure parents, teens and educators have access to a free, clinically vetted curriculum and a movement to reduce stigma and amplify teen voices around mental health”
- The Talk with a Doc podcast, which sometimes covers mental health topics
The AdventHealth blog is rich with resources to help you cope with the social, emotional and spiritual burdens you may be feeling this year. Whether you’re feeling down about the holidays or stressed about a difficult family discussion, this blog covers it all.
We also appreciate how AdventHealth addresses mental health issues for different populations, including teachers, parents and caregivers.
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Cincinnati Children’s serves as excellent inspiration for any pediatric blog. But, when it comes to kids’ mental health, they also have useful resources for helping your kids with mental health issues.
We especially liked the post breaking down cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and how to practice it effectively with your kids. It even includes a handy diagram that helps explain steps for a “mental health checkup.”
The recently expanded Healthy YOU blog from Riverside provides a variety of mental health content, from tips for busy parents to reducing stress and anxiety during the pandemic. We’re excited to see what else this blog has in store for the future.
Baylor Scott & White
Baylor Scott & White’s scrubbing.in blog is one of our favorite inspiration sources for healthcare blog writing. Their “hands-on healthcare discussions” feature insightful stories and advice from a variety of clinicians.
But when it comes to mental health blogs, we love their personable and straightforward approach. They make sure the content is easy to understand and includes actionable items for the reader.
We want to make sure to give a shoutout to another pediatric blog, and Boston Children’s certainly earns some praise. The Discoveries blog covers a range of topics around kids’ mental health.
Discoveries does an excellent job providing practical information for parents, including ways to navigate COVID-19 stresses and advice for addressing racism. One unique feature of this blog is that it also includes content for clinicians.
Which health systems create the best mental health content?
This roundup includes just a few of our favorites and go-to resources, but countless health blogs cover mental health topics. Which are your favorites? We’d love to hear from you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
In the meantime, we hope you can look to these blogs for a bit of content inspiration as well as some support if you need it. Here’s hoping next year brings brighter days.
Mental health blogs are rich with resources but don’t hesitate to seek immediate care if you’re experiencing a mental or emotional crisis. These resources are free and available to help you 24/7:
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat live online
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text 66746