This post was first written in 2007 but over time it has morphed into something else. Perhaps “blogs linked to mental health, even tenuously” is a better title. The point is that this page is the 4th most popular out of hundreds on this site, so I can’t won’t change the title.
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The blogs below are my current favorites, but there are many more in the comments that you should also check out. If you have a favorite that isn’t here – or even your own blog on a mental health topic – then please add it to the conversation. Treat it as an announcement page. Just don’t add links to sites that aren’t blogs or are mostly selling something.
The blog that I leave for last each day – I enjoy reading it so much – is 1 Boring Old Man. Its author is a semi-retired psychiatrist who writes about the changing face of psychiatry, both recently and over the decades. Some notable themes are the problems with the coming revision of the DSM, the misleading presentation of clinical trial results, the commercial links between psychiatry and industry, and how deceptive marketing of drugs is coming unstuck in the courts.
Alistair McHarg is an author, poet, humorist, and kind-of-cartoonist. I thoroughly enjoyed his book Invisible Driving – a surreal trip through the manic experience of bipolar. His daily blog posts are excellent. I rarely leave without a smile on my dial or food for thought.
For a raw, humorous and brutally honest story of recovery you can’t go past Michael Kimber’s Colony of Losers. Colony of Losers, in his words, is “a blog about falling on your face on your way to figuring out your future and the people that help you get to your feet. [It's] to honor my Colony who got me through the toughest time of my life.”
I love the Bloggess (at least her writing) and I can’t wait to get her book “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened”. Her blog is hilarious. It’s self-effacing, eccentric, sometimes just plain bizarre, definitely rated M.
There are many great blogs that have come and gone, and quite a few that I miss reading. Here are just a few that have stopped or are now rarely updated.
My Medicated Cartoon Life
This is my all-time favorite blog. Read the archives! It’s brilliant.
The Urban Worrier
(appears to have gone private).
Leave your favorites in the comments!