Best Depression Blogs

Finding the best blogs on depression and depressive disorders can take a lot of time and can be depressing all on its own. We have compiled a list of the best blogs on depression that you can keep an eye on without having to do your own searching. Each one has been selected based on quality of information as well as how frequently it is updated. We know that you will find these quality blogs to be just as informative as we do and well worth reading.

Whether you are searching for help yourself, to help a loved one or just for more knowledge, we’ve got you covered. We have handpicked the top ten best blogs about depression on the Internet. These authors are depression survivors, physicians and therapists who want to help. The newest studies, firsthand accounts and helpful tips are just some of the great morsels you’ll find in our top ten.

Best Depression Blogs of 2013

  • Storied Mind

    Storied Mind

    Storied Mind is a fascinating blog written by John Folk-Williams, a depression sufferer himself. This blog has a unique outlook because of the author’s firsthand experiences with depression. He believes that depression sufferers need to reach out and help each other. Only those that have depression really know what helps and what can pull you out. This blog strives to provide these personal tips for healing because communication and sharing is so often the antidote to depression.

    Storied Mind includes multiple blog posts per week with a whole range of topics covered. The blog includes other sections that breakdown other aspects of depression like “Living Depressed” which deeply analyzes life with depression. “Choices in Healing” covers treatment options available like psychotherapy, psychiatry and self help. “Living Well” includes success stories from others who have overcome and managed their depression well. There is so much to learn from Storied Mind and John Folk-Williams alike.

    Blog: http://www.storiedmind.com/

  • Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue

    Therese J. Borchard writes the Beyond Blue blog which is a daily blog that goes through the journey of taking control of one’s own mental health. She is the acclaimed author of the book titled, Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes as well as The Pocket Therapist. The blog covers a myriad of subjects such as depression, inspiration, friendship, relapse, self esteem, fear and happiness.

    Therese regularly has question and answer interviews with fellow authors who highlight the best in depression research and books. Therese J. Borchard posts on a daily basis with a very enjoyable and readable manner of writing. She is always covering the most recent research and events regarding depression and mental health. The blog is down to earth without a ton of scientific language and provides real world tips and information to help you lead the healthiest life.

    Blog: http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondblue/

  • Douglas Scootey

    Douglas Cootey

    A Splintered Mind is a blog written by Douglas Cootey who has been writing since January 2, 2005. He created the blog to accomplish three goals. First, he wants to overcome the stigma of living with ADHD and depression. Second, he wanted to reach out to others dealing with mental health struggles. Lastly, he created the blog as a preparation on becoming a writer. All of these goals he has accomplished and the public benefits from his tireless efforts.

    With multiple posts each month, A Splintered Mind is constantly updated with pertinent and exciting new content. Written in the vein of journaling, you are instantly connected to Douglas Cootey and his storytelling. You will find yourself devouring his material for fun and learning great new skills as an added bonus. Raw and evocative, A Splintered Mind is an easy choice as a top blog on depression.

    Blog: http://douglascootey.com/

  • A Beautiful Revolution

    A Beautiful Revolution

    A Beautiful Revolution is a very different and unique blog from others listed in the top ten. This blog focuses on how art and creativity can help those suffering from depression. The author was diagnosed with depression in 2005 and when finding himself in a therapist’s office feeling suicidal, he decided to start doodling. A year later an agent came calling followed by a publisher which led to a book of doodles and then a memoir. Suffice it to say, depression led him to seek out a healing power which led him to art and thus came his passion in life. Now living in America, he is an accomplished author with a wife, a beloved pit-bull and a lot of doodles.

    A Beautiful Revolution covers all things art: home décor, doodles, painting, photography, etc. It’s no secret that a lot of people that suffer from depression are also highly creative. This blog is perfect for those types. You can jump into a beautiful world of witty doodles and beautiful home settings. One can only research the scientific side of depression so long before it goes over the edge of helpfulness and into despair. A Beautiful Revolution helps these people “change the channel” and focus on the beauty that can come out of depression.

    Blog: http://www.abeautifulrevolution.com/blog/

  • The Secret Life of Manic Depressive

    The Secret Life of Manic Depressive

    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive is a blog written by Seaneen. She started the blog in 2007 to document her journey while seeking mental health services in London, England. She’s also a writer which lends itself very nicely to her well written and often very witty blog. Her specific diagnosis is bipolar disorder and body dysmorphic disorder and with her personal experiences she explains the specifics quite beautifully. She started the blog when she was 20 and is now the ripe old age of 27, so you also get a real sense of living and coping with mental illness through her writings.

    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive is a blog written by Seaneen. She started the blog in 2007 to document her journey while seeking mental health services in London, England. She’s also a writer which lends itself very nicely to her well written and often very witty blog. Her specific diagnosis is bipolar disorder and body dysmorphic disorder and with her personal experiences she explains the specifics quite beautifully. She started the blog when she was 20 and is now the ripe old age of 27, so you also get a real sense of living and coping with mental illness through her writings.

    Blog: http://thesecretlifeofamanicdepressive.wordpress.com/

  • Beyond Meds

    Beyond Meds

    Beyond Meds is a diamond in the rough of depression blogs. Finally, a natural solution to the devastating effects of depression on the body and soul. Not everyone is built to withstand the increasingly strong psychopharmacology of today’s world. Beyond Meds strives to provide natural methods of care for creating not only a healthy mind, but also a healthy body and spirit which are paramount to mental health. In the past, psychiatry focused only on treating depression as a defect in the brain. We know so much more now and can combine so many other facets such as spirituality and fitness to help keep our mental health, well…healthy. This blog also touches on the larger issues of societal and political views of mental illness along with the always important issue of human rights.

    The author of this blog is very forthcoming about her own journey through psychopharmacology and her withdrawal from over six psychiatric medications. She comes from a place of experience which is priceless to any citizen seeking to research their own health. With posts nearly every day and sometimes multiple times a day, this is a great blog to bookmark and digest on the daily. Topics run the gamut from nutrition to art to withdrawal. There is something for everyone in this blog, even the biggest skeptic of the natural way of coping with depression.

    Blog: http://beyondmeds.com/

  • Anxiety Panic Health

    Anxiety Panic Health

    Anxiety, Panic & Health is written by Mike Nichols who is an American in his early sixties living with anxiety and bipolar disorders. He is candid and honest in a beautiful way that can help so many others that are suffering and feeling alone. Unfortunately our culture is still attaching taboos to mental illness, although a shift is slowly gaining steam. This incredible blog is exactly what society needs to put a face on mental illness and shine the light on how common and understandable it is. Nichols covers interesting topics like adult separation anxiety, acne and anxiety, panic and intolerance of uncertainty. We are eagerly awaiting the next posts, but in the meantime, look into the archives as there is tons of valuable information.

    Anxiety, Panic & Health is written by Mike Nichols who is an American in his early sixties living with anxiety and bipolar disorders. He is candid and honest in a beautiful way that can help so many others that are suffering and feeling alone. Unfortunately our culture is still attaching taboos to mental illness, although a shift is slowly gaining steam. This incredible blog is exactly what society needs to put a face on mental illness and shine the light on how common and understandable it is. Nichols covers interesting topics like adult separation anxiety, acne and anxiety, panic and intolerance of uncertainty.

    Blog: http://anxietypanichealth.com/

  • Optimism Mental Health

    Optimism Mental Health

    Ok, this isn't a blog in the traditional sense, but equally important. Finding Optimism features apps that can and will help. The goal of this list is to provide you with helpful resources and Finding Optimism fits the bill. Finding Optimism is a self tracking application for your computer, Smartphone or tablet. This app was designed to help the average person gain an awareness of how many different things affect their mental health on a daily basis. The app focuses mainly on depression, bipolar disorder as well as other mental health conditions. The app helps by monitoring strategies specifically suited to help you and then finding the best way for you to implement them in your life. Charts and reports let you know how you’re doing and what can be changed. This all helps provide you with guidelines of what your triggers may be and how to navigate around them.

    Along with the Finding Optimism application is a complementary blog that goes over the specifics of the app as well as reviews of other helpful applications. There are so many applications out there it’s helpful to read the blog to see what others are helpful and worth the time of downloading and beginning to log your information. Check out the site and specifically the frequently asked questions section to see if this app is for you.

    Blog: http://www.findingoptimism.com/

  • Fighting the Darkness

    Fighting the Darkness

    Fighting the Darkness is a blog written by Jamie. She is a mother of two girls and a wife who just so happens to have struggled with depression since the age of twelve. Many people only think of depression as an adult disease, not so. Many people have been suffering since childhood in a secretive and lonely way. Jamie is a perfect example of this, at age seventeen she attempted suicide and was subsequently diagnosed with major depressive disorder. At the same time, she was told not to tell anyone about her depression, but to keep it a secret instead. As she so beautifully puts it today, “(depression) may be part of who I am, but it’s just a part”.

    The blog is updated usually on a monthly basis with topics including: wellness, antidepressants, counseling, gratitude, stress, inner peace and parenting. The author includes personal stories with experiences, clinical research and current events. Fighting the Darkness is clearly a daily account of living with depression. It’s a constant juggling act that allows you to live your life instead of depression dictating it.

    Blog: http://fightingthedarkness.blogspot.com/

  • Depression Guide

    Depression Guide

    The Depression Guide is an independent blog that isn’t owned by any larger entity or community. The fact is they haven't been posting much lately, but it's such an important resource, we decided to include it. Depression-Guide.org provides what is sorely needed and that's community. The forum has activity and the social media profiles have become their blog. So, don't get dismayed by the number and infrequency of posts. Click around and you are sure to find some helpful information. Its only goal is to educate the public with nothing expected in return. A non-profit organization, Depression Guide aims to cut through the incorrect information on depression and provide clear and accurate information for those seeking it.

    The blog is laid out in a way so that you can look up depression basics, types of depression, treatments, disorders, medication, support, forums, etc. It’s very easy to navigate and to get the information you are looking for. There are multiple blog posts per month with each one providing pertinent and cutting edge research. The Depression Guide is a wonderful manual to have on hand when navigating life with depression.

    Blog: http://www.depression-guide.com/blog/