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Mental Health Bloggers We Miss, 2010

It seems that a year doesn’t go by that another mental health, psychology or psychiatry blogger doesn’t hang up their keyboards and step out of the blogosphere (heck, we still miss Shrinkette from 2006).

People stop blogging for all sorts of reasons (anonymous bloggers who fear for their future professional career; lack of interest or boredom; moving on in life to other projects or interests; family or personal life or issues; etc.). But we still miss them nonetheless.

So for 2010, here’s our list of bloggers who have either stopped blogging or stopped blogging nearly so much on mental health, psychology or psychiatry issues that we miss them.

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Mental Health Bloggers We Miss, 2010

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  1. As a mental health blogger who posts twice a month right now, I can tell you – when you have a family, a job, and, in my case, a loved one with a mental illness, it’s about time and prioritizing.

    And I miss Furious Seasons too.

  2. The problem with Phil Dawdy’s Furious Seasons is the extraordinary month long effort he went into raising $4,000+ in “donations” to keep his site running, and then a few weeks later disappears without a word or explanation to anyone.

    The people who did donate to FS certainly didn’t intend it to go to marijuana legalization in Washington.

    I and others have contacted him and not once has he offered to return the money he took from people who gave in good faith.

  3. I miss Shirah Vollmer’s blog here — though she didn’t stop blogging, she was “asked to leave” psychcentral presumably because she was writing the stuff we all want to hear, but is too “dangerous” for this site.

    She’s a fantastic psychiatrist with seering insights into psychotherapy — I continue to read her blog here:

  4. Sorry, you must have us confused with someone else (perhaps one of our competitors??). We’ve never hosted a blog at Psych Central by Shirah Vollmer.

  5. I’d like to write a blog for you now and again if you ever need somebody. Right now I’m reading “Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy,” and I’d like to share some of what I’ve learned from the reading as well as the psychology of giving and forgiving … and the ancient connection between the two. I’ve just read a blog posting by Richard Wilson at the blog “Growing Enthusiasm,” on which he references the following quote from an article called ‘Is forgiveness a useful concept’, published on the International Psychoanalytical Association website, Henry Smith. MD.:

    “From a historical point of view, the Oxford English Dictionary (1971) indicates that around the year 900 AD the verb to forgive meant simply to give, as in to give one’s love; thus even in its etymological roots it was an active form. It was not until three hundred years later that it came to mean to give up, as in to give up or let go of resentment, indicating that there was a gradual historical trend toward viewing forgiveness as a passive process or description of something that is not felt (to cease to feel resentment) – once more defined by its opposite, a trend that endures to this day.”

    I find this “gradual historical trend” provocative, and I’d like to explore how we might go backwards toward progress in this area.



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