October Synchroblog Announcement – Mental Illness Awareness

25 Sep


To commemorate the launch of Sarah Griffith Lund‘s new book — Blessed Are The Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family, and Church — and to participate in National Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 5-11), we invite you to join in a Synchroblog on mental illness, family, and church.

Break the silence by sharing your personal story of how you’ve been impacted by mental illness in your family and/or in your faith community.

Learn more about National Mental Illness Awareness Week: http://nami.org/template.cfm?section=mental_illness_awareness_week

October 7 is also the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. Sarah Griffith Lund has recorded this prayer video to help faith communities observe this holiday – please watch and share:

NOTE: We are joining with another synchroblog for this event, so the posting date and instructions are a bit different. This is also coming up quickly!

mental-illness-healthtuts-1First, publish your post by midnight on MONDAY, October 6th. Post the links in the comment section here as normal. We at the synchroblog will post all your links over at the Facebook event for the other group (which can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/945367335493240/

If you want, you may also use the hashtag #BlessedAreTheCrazy when you post your links to your blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Follow the hashtag: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BlessedAreTheCrazy

Second, we will put up the full link list on Tuesday, October 7th for you to publish at the end on your blog post.

We hope you will participate and break the silence by sharing YOUR story!


18 Responses to “October Synchroblog Announcement – Mental Illness Awareness”

  1. murdenkim October 6, 2014 at 4:04 am #

    When we won’t talk about depression http://murdenkim.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/when-we-wont-talk-about-depression/
    Why we won’t talk about depression http://murdenkim.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/why-we-wont-talk-about-depression/

  2. Steve October 6, 2014 at 5:47 am #

    Blessed are the crazy: Mental illness and the Christian faith http://khanya.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/blessed-are-the-crazy-mental-illness-and-the-christian-faith/

  3. Cara Strickland October 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Here’s mine: Making Peace with My Mental Illness. http://www.littledidsheknow.net/2014/10/06/making-peace-with-my-mental-illness/ (So excited to read everyone else’s).

  4. Liz October 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    Here’s mine: Finding the Courage to Break the Silence http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/finding-the-courage-to-break-the-silence/

  5. leah sophia (@suntreeriver) October 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Leah Chang

    desert spirit’s fire!: synchroblog: mental illness/health awareness


  6. kathyescobar October 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    here you go!

    mental illness: 3 sets of 3 things


  7. Jeremy Myers October 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    Here is mine!:

    The True Foot Washing Service

  8. Tara October 7, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    Here’s mine: prayingontheprairie.blogspot.com/2014/10/breaking-silence.html?m=1

  9. Tara October 7, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Looks like my link didn’t post last night (I did post before midnight!) http://prayingontheprairie.blogspot.com/2014/10/breaking-silence.html

  10. Loveday Anyim October 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    A Late one –
    My Mental Health is your Business: http://visionhub.org/my-mental-health-is-your-business.html


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