What is Mental Health Monday?

Mental Health Monday is an ongoing blog series dedicated to helping authors, artists, and others stay creative even when facing their personal dementors, be it in the form of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, DID, schizophrenia, etc.

If you would like to find previous posts in this series, just enter Mental Health Monday into the search bar to the right.

If you would like to be a guest poster or have a topic suggestion, you can send me an email at author [dot] SophiaBeaumont [at] gmail [dot] com. Just put “Mental Health Monday” in the subject line. Please follow the submission guidelines at the bottom of the page.


Do contributors get paid?

As of January 1, 2018, contributors will be paid a flat fee of $15 via paypal.

Are you going to edit or change my post?

I will check over all submissions for formatting/copy edits, but your words will be your own. If I have to change anything more significant than a typo, I’ll let you know.

Will every submission be posted? 

I hope so! But I reserve the right to reject a submission for any reason. I promise, I will tell you why in my email, and you will be welcome to revise and resubmit.

Submission guidelines:

All posts should be:

  • copied into the body of the email
  • Less than 3,000 words
  • formatted for web (no indents, double spaces between paragraphs)
  • If there are images, please make sure they are pg-13, attached (not embedded!) with a clear notation of where they should be placed in the text
  • Your byline (how you want your name to appear on the post). “Anonymous” is a perfectly acceptable byline.
  • Your name. While I won’t share your name unless you give me permission (see above) I would still like to know who I’m talking to. 🙂

Posts can cover any subject relating to creativity and mental health, or writing characters with mental health disorders.

Optional to include:

  • Author photo
  • short bio (<100 words)
  • URL of your website or relevant social media, amazon, etc (limit 2 links)

#MHMon Posts

What is #MHMon?

9 Things to Never Say to Someone with Mental Illness (and What to Say Instead)

Staying Motivated through Rejection

Manic Pixie Nothing: Guest post by M.K. Anders

Self Care

How to help someone having a panic/anxiety attack or meltdown

The importance of taking a break

Masks Off

My CSP Care Kit

2018 Year of the Squirrel

Screw It!

Anxiety, Depression, and the Inability to Reach Out

The Bug-out Bag: Guest post by Elizabeth Brown-Shook

How Outlining Helps when I’m Anxious or Depressed: Guest post by Emily Deibler