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Mental Health Blogger — Lived Experience Required

HealthyPlace Published: January 4, 2021
Work can be done remotely
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If you’re a writer and want to reach a large audience of people interested in mental health, we hope you'll consider blogging for us. We are looking for diverse mental health bloggers (paid contract positions)onlyin the following areas:

  • Bipolar from a young adult's perspective
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dissociative identity disorder
  • Parenting a child who has a mental illness
  • Mental health from a young adult's perspective
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and mental health issues
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Verbal abuse in relationships
  • Addiction
  • Relationships and mental illness
  • Depression
  • Living a blissful life
  • Recovering from mental illness
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health stigma

Note: Youmustchoose one or more of the above subject areas and youmusthave lived experience with that topic.

Here are the requirements:

  • We are looking for people with lived experience and a depth of knowledge in their topic.
  • Your real name and picture will be placed on the blog. You may not post as “anonymous.”
  • You must be 21 or over.
  • You must be a technically proficient writer who can write compelling, original content. To give you an example of what we consider to be good writing, please seehereandhere.
  • You need to be able to speak out on topics relating to your subject and be willing to share pertinent and personal experiences.
  • You must do compelling videos. All bloggers are required to do at least one video blog post a month.
  • You must be able to promote your blog via your website, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.
  • You must be able to respond appropriately to reader comments.
  • You must be willing to make aone-yearcommitment to blogging with us.
  • You need to be reliable and self-motivated.
  • You must be able to use a blogging platform and knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) is a plus.

If you are interested and have what it takes, please send us an email (info [AT] healthyplace [DOT] com, subject header: blogger position) with the following (all items aremandatory):

  • Your name
  • Your e-mail address
  • The chosen blog topic (one or more from the above listonly)
  • Your experience with the chosen topic(s)
  • A summary of who you are, your writing experience, any blogging or website experience, your motivation for doing this, and what you might have to offer to our readers
  • A link to your current blog or site (if you have one)
  • A 350-400 word sample blog post on your desired topicas a Word document attachment; this must be included to be considered
  • A creative (not you just sitting in front of your computer; no editing required) 30-second video that goes with your sample (a video taken on your phone is fine)
  • Links to your social media accounts

Please understand it can take up to a month to process your application due to the number of applications we receive. We appreciate your time and interest and look forward to hearing from you.

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