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I am a Mental Health Blogger. Ask me anything.

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darkriver19886 · 01/05/2019 19:03

I am bored so thought I would post here. I am happy to answer anything apart from the name of the blog.

I have been blogging for five months now and get regular views on my blog.

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Nousernameforme · 01/05/2019 19:05

WTAF is a mental health blogger

darkriver19886 · 01/05/2019 19:06

@nousernameforme I blog about living with mental health problems?

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Nousernameforme · 01/05/2019 19:09

Ok. Does it help you?

darkriver19886 · 01/05/2019 19:10

Yes massively. It gives me a purpose and has helped me gain further insight.

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romeoonthebalcony · 03/05/2019 19:44

have you had any approaches to promote products? and if you have, how would you deal with that?

IAlmostCracked · 03/05/2019 19:48

Any tips for dealing with mental health in the workplace? I have Complex ptsd.

darkriver19886 · 03/05/2019 19:58

@rome I wouldn't feel comfortable promoting things I wouldnt use personally. (make up, cleaning products etc)

I would be happy to review books about the subject but, I would be very honest in my opinion. I also likely wouldnt take any money as my blog is to share an understanding and I am not really interested in profiting.

@Ialmost I would speak to a therapist. My mental health is in the same area as yours but, I am not able to keep a job down at the moment. I started seeing a private therapist using my PIP 9 months ago. The best thing I have ever did.

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romeoonthebalcony · 03/05/2019 20:15

thank you.
You said a positive is that it helps gain insight - any negatives to it so far would you say?

darkriver19886 · 03/05/2019 20:38

The only one I could think of is that content has to be written on a regular basis. I typical write a post twice a week on a Wednesday and a Sunday.

I am sure there will be more negatives eventually.

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darkriver19886 · 03/05/2019 20:38

Typically (new phone and autocorrect)

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fivecupsoftea · 04/05/2019 21:17

How many views do you get on your blog and do you promote the blog? How do you think people find it? I have just started a blog myself.

darkriver19886 · 04/05/2019 22:10

At the moment I get about 10 views a day, I have been lazy about promoting it to be honest. I promote it on twitter, tumblr and Facebook. I have also joined a few blogger type groups on Facebook. Not many comments though.

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fivecupsoftea · 05/05/2019 11:59

Have NHS mental health services helped you at all?

darkriver19886 · 05/05/2019 12:15

Sadly no. I tried for 13 long miserable years in the mental health system always feeling like I was a number. Ignored when I asked for help and misdiagnosed for 11 of those years.

The final straw was when I found out the 18 months of treatment I was promised was only in reality 12 weeks. When I bought up 12 weeks would only scratch the surface, I was told that I would have to queue up again. That was the point I started look for a private therapist.

I struck gold with the first one I found.

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