Amanda Shea: Founder, Editor & Podcast Co-Host  Topics: anxiety, self-care, body image, disordered eating and LGBTQ.   Amanda is the founder of Voices of Mental Health. She is a mental and self-care advocate, conscious content creator, and  business owner .    She is a regular contributor to  Boston Green Blo g. She resides in the Greater Boston area with her partner, Casey and pups, Bernadette and Teddy  Social:  Instagram  |  Twitter  

Amanda Shea: Founder, Editor & Podcast Co-Host

Topics: anxiety, self-care, body image, disordered eating and LGBTQ. 

Amanda is the founder of Voices of Mental Health. She is a mental and self-care advocate, conscious content creator, and business owner.  

She is a regular contributor to Boston Green Blog. She resides in the Greater Boston area with her partner, Casey and pups, Bernadette and Teddy

Social: Instagram | Twitter 

 Lauren Stewart: Contributor & Podcast Co-Host  Topics:    anxiety, social anxiety, ADHD, intuitive eating, self care, positive self-talk  Lauren runs the website Modern Day OM, where she shares articles, resources, and videos to support better mental health. She strives to be open about mental illness and remove the stigmas so less people will feel "weird" or alone in their struggles.   Lauren is also a freelance copywriter and blogger for passionate businesses and is certified as a Health Coach and Intuitive Eating Coach. She has contributed to sites like MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal. When she's not writing, Lauren is reading good books (especially psychology-related ones!), eating delicious vegan food, practicing self-care, and cuddling with her fur babies.  Media:  Website |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  

Lauren Stewart: Contributor & Podcast Co-Host

Topics:  anxiety, social anxiety, ADHD, intuitive eating, self care, positive self-talk

Lauren runs the website Modern Day OM, where she shares articles, resources, and videos to support better mental health. She strives to be open about mental illness and remove the stigmas so less people will feel "weird" or alone in their struggles. 

Lauren is also a freelance copywriter and blogger for passionate businesses and is certified as a Health Coach and Intuitive Eating Coach. She has contributed to sites like MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal. When she's not writing, Lauren is reading good books (especially psychology-related ones!), eating delicious vegan food, practicing self-care, and cuddling with her fur babies.

Media: WebsiteInstagram | Twitter | Facebook 

 Hannah Maine: Contributor  Topics: anxiety, depression, mental health awareness, self care  Hannah Maine is the creator of the blog  Totally Mental  and the Instagram account,  @totally.mental , where she shares the reality of mental illness and encourages others in their mental health journey. She is also a freelance grant writer and helps nonprofits write and submit grant proposals to receive funding from foundations, corporations, and the government. She has a variety of writing experience, which can be found on her  portfolio .  Social:  Instagram  |  Facebook

Hannah Maine: Contributor

Topics: anxiety, depression, mental health awareness, self care

Hannah Maine is the creator of the blog Totally Mental and the Instagram account, @totally.mental, where she shares the reality of mental illness and encourages others in their mental health journey. She is also a freelance grant writer and helps nonprofits write and submit grant proposals to receive funding from foundations, corporations, and the government. She has a variety of writing experience, which can be found on her portfolio.

Social: Instagram | Facebook

 Lauren Stewart: Contributor  Topics: anxiety and highly sensitive people  Lauren Stewart is the creator of  Find Your Magic as a Highly Sensitive Person , a website to help highly sensitive people learn to deal with challenges, embrace their sensitivities and feel less alone. She is also a freelance writer and works with companies to help them with their websites and social media. She has contributed articles to many websites including The Mighty, Elite Daily and MindBodyGreen. She currently resides in Michigan with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Simba and Lexi.      Social:  Instagram  |  Facebook  |  Facebook Group

Lauren Stewart: Contributor

Topics: anxiety and highly sensitive people

Lauren Stewart is the creator of Find Your Magic as a Highly Sensitive Person, a website to help highly sensitive people learn to deal with challenges, embrace their sensitivities and feel less alone. She is also a freelance writer and works with companies to help them with their websites and social media. She has contributed articles to many websites including The Mighty, Elite Daily and MindBodyGreen. She currently resides in Michigan with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Simba and Lexi. 

 

Social: Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group

 Linda Turner: Contributor  Topics: PND, CPTSD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Asperger’s, Parenting & Mental Health Challenges and Spirituality & Mental Health.  Linda is the author of Awakening Your Inner Soul, Creator of Anxiety, Depression & Mental Health Buzz, a closed FB Group for people around the world facing Mental Health challenges. Deeply passionate that no individual need journey alone through recovery nor should they be without resources. By day she is a Mental Health Life Coach, conducting sessions with clients worldwide from home. She is a qualified Counsellor, and in 2018 begins studying her Masters in Pastoral Counseling. All 3 of her children have left the nest, and she lives with her favourite Manx, Panda in sunny Brisbane, Australia.  Social:  Facebook  |  Instagram      Twitter  |  Website

Linda Turner: Contributor

Topics: PND, CPTSD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Asperger’s, Parenting & Mental Health Challenges and Spirituality & Mental Health.

Linda is the author of Awakening Your Inner Soul, Creator of Anxiety, Depression & Mental Health Buzz, a closed FB Group for people around the world facing Mental Health challenges. Deeply passionate that no individual need journey alone through recovery nor should they be without resources. By day she is a Mental Health Life Coach, conducting sessions with clients worldwide from home. She is a qualified Counsellor, and in 2018 begins studying her Masters in Pastoral Counseling. All 3 of her children have left the nest, and she lives with her favourite Manx, Panda in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

Social: Facebook | Instagram 

 Twitter | Website

 Alicia Ramirez: Contributor  Topics: Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Self-Care, and Mental Health Awareness  Alicia is a strong advocate for mental health awareness; her advocacy stems from lived experienced and the passion in her heart. Realizing she wanted to make a dent in ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and display, in the way of words, what anxiety looks like to her, she created  Twenty Something & Anxious . In her blog she shares her experiences as a person who lives with Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, and a Panic Disorder. These experiences include both the struggles she endures in her battle, as well as the small victories she’s made in her journey to overcome it.  Her advocacy remains evident within her profession, as she works in suicide and substance abuse prevention. She is a trained instructor of Mental Health First Aid, safeTALK, and QPR. She hopes to continue raising the awareness of mental health, both professionally and personally.    Social:   Blog  |  Instagram   |  Twitter

Alicia Ramirez: Contributor

Topics: Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Self-Care, and Mental Health Awareness

Alicia is a strong advocate for mental health awareness; her advocacy stems from lived experienced and the passion in her heart. Realizing she wanted to make a dent in ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and display, in the way of words, what anxiety looks like to her, she created Twenty Something & Anxious. In her blog she shares her experiences as a person who lives with Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, and a Panic Disorder. These experiences include both the struggles she endures in her battle, as well as the small victories she’s made in her journey to overcome it.

Her advocacy remains evident within her profession, as she works in suicide and substance abuse prevention. She is a trained instructor of Mental Health First Aid, safeTALK, and QPR. She hopes to continue raising the awareness of mental health, both professionally and personally.


Social: Blog | Instagram  | Twitter

 August Pfizenmayer :  Contributor  Topics: OCD, anxiety, and schizoaffective disorder  August Pfizenmayer is the founder of  Survival is a Talent , a health & wellness website. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media manager. You can find her writing in anthologies and on various websites, including  The Mighty  and  Thought Catalog . She studies writing and publishing at the University of North Georgia. In her free time, she enjoys searching for good books at thrift shops and falling asleep first at sleepovers.   Instagram :  Twitter |   Pinterest    |  Facebook  |  LinkedIn     

August Pfizenmayer: Contributor

Topics: OCD, anxiety, and schizoaffective disorder

August Pfizenmayer is the founder of Survival is a Talent, a health & wellness website. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media manager. You can find her writing in anthologies and on various websites, including The Mighty and Thought Catalog. She studies writing and publishing at the University of North Georgia. In her free time, she enjoys searching for good books at thrift shops and falling asleep first at sleepovers.

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Facebook | LinkedIn 

 

 Luke Tumelty :  Contributor  Topics: bipolar, depression, anxiety, marriage and mental health, men's mental health, faith and mental health  Co-founder of Hope in Your Story, a mental health movement aimed at ending the stigma against mental illnesses; with accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter as well as a standalone blog and podcast. Previously a blogger, vlogger and podcaster for the gaming community but chose to give that up and use those skills to do something to benefit the mental health community. Lives in Brisbane, Australia with wife, Candace, contributor and art director of Hope in Your Story and children Eóin, Elanor and Ethan.  Social Media:  Website  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Podcast

Luke TumeltyContributor

Topics: bipolar, depression, anxiety, marriage and mental health, men's mental health, faith and mental health

Co-founder of Hope in Your Story, a mental health movement aimed at ending the stigma against mental illnesses; with accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter as well as a standalone blog and podcast. Previously a blogger, vlogger and podcaster for the gaming community but chose to give that up and use those skills to do something to benefit the mental health community. Lives in Brisbane, Australia with wife, Candace, contributor and art director of Hope in Your Story and children Eóin, Elanor and Ethan.

Social Media: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Podcast

 Mel Bonthuys: Contributor  Topics: anxiety, depression, awareness, reducing stigma, and self care  Mel Bonthuys is a Mental Health author, blogger and advocate, specializing in the field of anxiety disorders. Having been diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder in 2009, but now in recovery, Mel uses her own experiences to help others in the same position. When she is not writing or blogging, she is making videos on mental health. Mel has contributed articles to Care 2, This is my brave and more to life magazine  Although a born and bred South African, Mel lives in England with her husband and their two rescued dogs.  Social Media:  Website |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  

Mel Bonthuys: Contributor

Topics: anxiety, depression, awareness, reducing stigma, and self care

Mel Bonthuys is a Mental Health author, blogger and advocate, specializing in the field of anxiety disorders. Having been diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder in 2009, but now in recovery, Mel uses her own experiences to help others in the same position. When she is not writing or blogging, she is making videos on mental health. Mel has contributed articles to Care 2, This is my brave and more to life magazine

Although a born and bred South African, Mel lives in England with her husband and their two rescued dogs.

Social Media: WebsiteInstagram | Twitter | Facebook 

 Charlotte Underwood: Contributor  Topics: Depression, anxiety, self harm, binge eating, substance abuse, suicide loss, suicidal thoughts and body dysmorphia  Charlotte Underwood is a 22 year old from Norfolk, UK. She is a growing mental health advocate and writer with a passion to fight the stigma.   Social Media:  Website |  Twitter  

Charlotte Underwood: Contributor

Topics: Depression, anxiety, self harm, binge eating, substance abuse, suicide loss, suicidal thoughts and body dysmorphia

Charlotte Underwood is a 22 year old from Norfolk, UK. She is a growing mental health advocate and writer with a passion to fight the stigma. 

Social Media: WebsiteTwitter 

 Karima Jaffer: Contributor  Topics: anxiety, depression, self love, self-healing. self-resilience, self-advocacy, self-compassion and Intersectionality  Using her instagram account  @kharismaa___ as a platform to express her personal experiences, through live talks and stories about strength, vulnerability, self-compassion, and to spread awareness about mental health. She possesses multiple roles in her community in Toronto, this includes being a youth voice on the Board of Directors of  Stella's Place , a young adult mental health hub that provides support and services to empower individuals and build connections and learn skills to manage their own mental health.She also volunteers as a mental health listener and peer support worker to help others unleash their inner superheroes. In her spare time, Karima also loves writing poetry in her free time and visiting her many dog-nephews. She is currently applying for her next degree in Social Work and hopes to work with youth from ethnocultural and radicalized communities who are also struggling with mental health.   Social Media:  Instagram    

Karima Jaffer: Contributor

Topics: anxiety, depression, self love, self-healing. self-resilience, self-advocacy, self-compassion and Intersectionality

Using her instagram account @kharismaa___as a platform to express her personal experiences, through live talks and stories about strength, vulnerability, self-compassion, and to spread awareness about mental health. She possesses multiple roles in her community in Toronto, this includes being a youth voice on the Board of Directors of Stella's Place, a young adult mental health hub that provides support and services to empower individuals and build connections and learn skills to manage their own mental health.She also volunteers as a mental health listener and peer support worker to help others unleash their inner superheroes. In her spare time, Karima also loves writing poetry in her free time and visiting her many dog-nephews. She is currently applying for her next degree in Social Work and hopes to work with youth from ethnocultural and radicalized communities who are also struggling with mental health. 

Social Media: Instagram

 

 Logan Johnson: Contributor  Topics: anxiety and panic disorder, bipolar disorder, addictive personality disorder, suicide prevention   Logan is a strong believer in empowering others, especially when it comes to those who live with mental illness such as she. She has lived for years with severe anxiety and panic disorder along with depression and has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which only strengthened her passion towards mental health and eliminating the stigma associated with diseases of the brain. She is the creator of the blog, Facebook account, & Instagram page Highs & Lows, a media based outlet that discusses the realities of mental illness along with ways to positively cope with such.   She is attending Shorter University Online to further her career in Mental Health & Addictions. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and jack russell puppy.  Social Media:  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  

Logan Johnson: Contributor

Topics: anxiety and panic disorder, bipolar disorder, addictive personality disorder, suicide prevention 

Logan is a strong believer in empowering others, especially when it comes to those who live with mental illness such as she. She has lived for years with severe anxiety and panic disorder along with depression and has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which only strengthened her passion towards mental health and eliminating the stigma associated with diseases of the brain. She is the creator of the blog, Facebook account, & Instagram page Highs & Lows, a media based outlet that discusses the realities of mental illness along with ways to positively cope with such. 

She is attending Shorter University Online to further her career in Mental Health & Addictions. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and jack russell puppy.

Social Media: Blog | Facebook | Instagram 

Past Contributors: 

Nick Berreth 

Sanya Singh