Interested in becoming a contributor to HMC’s Supportive Minds blog? We’re looking for volunteer bloggers to share their experiences with mental health. If you have a mental illness or a loved one with a mental illness, help us combat mental health stigma and build empathy by sharing your journey with the world.

The topics you choose are completely up to you – you can talk about your experience with mental illness itself (positively or negatively), or share your thoughts on a broader topic from a mental health standpoint, such as a current event.

As a Supportive Minds blogger, you will have the opportunity to connect with a community of people who care about mental health awareness, and hopefully create awareness and educate others yourself.

For examples, check out pieces by our current bloggers.

Bloggers will post entries to our Supportive Minds blog every other week for a 6-month period, from the beginning of February 2016 through to the end of July 2016.

If you’re interested in this position, send a writing sample (preferably another blog) and a little bit about yourself to chelsea@healthymindscanada.ca. Make sure to include what your experience with mental illness has been like (ex. personal diagnoses, experience with a loved one) and what you would like to focus on writing about.

A pre-existing strong online presence (including social media) and a willingness to promote your own posts via those channels is an asset. 

Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid position. We appreciate all submissions and thank all applicants for their interest, however only a few writers will be contacted as spaces fill up quickly.