I’m reblogging this because this idea is intriguing to me, at this particular moment in my life. I’m struggling with a stubborn major depression relapse–not helped by my fibromyalgia, or my current rift with my birth mother–and I like the idea of belonging to a supportive community of bloggers also dealing with my issues. I wonder if there is also one for those of us battling chronic illness?
When we start a blog instead of simply keeping a private diary, it’s because we want to connect with others. When you start to blog, you join a community.
It comes as no surprise that many bloggers are drawn to online communities as a place to work through challenges — to heal and process, find others with similar experiences, and seek (or offer) support. There are lots of supportive communities around WordPress.com: women dealing with breast cancer, people managing diabetes, parents of children with unique needs, and many, many more. Throughout January, we’ll be zooming in on how bloggers use WordPress.com to support their health and wellness.
Today, on the heels of the Blog for Mental Health 2014 kick-off, we’re focusing on mental health. Read on for a look at the many ways WordPress.com bloggers use their sites to improve their own lives, and the lives of others who have…
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