On Working as a Mental health Writer and sharing my story with Bipolar.

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A few weeks ago, I took the leap in working as a freelance writer specialising in mental health and lifestyle. I have been writing for several years now on the blog, for charities and Huffington Post, but now I am aiming to reach wider media and hopefully get paid too. I began with a dream. My dream was and is to write for the big womens magazines in this country, about my story with bipolar but also to write about mental health, spread awareness and battle stigma. As well as this, to help other women (and men who read my work and life story) feel less alone. I began to take the steps to do this.

First, I had to learn how to pitch and write a good pitch email. I had and am continuing to research the Features Director/Editor of each magazine and then pitch some original writing ideas to a small amount of them at one time. I have pitched my story of recovery to a few and this week I am being published by Happiful Magazine (www.happiful.com), which I am so excited about. I am also writing an article for a major UK publication and will reveal all soon. Another great magazine is discussing my ideas at their Features meeting so fingers crossed- you never know! This week, too, I was featured in Metro in a blog by Cat Phillips on January blues. So lots of amazing things happening thank God.

My dream has also been to share my story in book form and become a published author. So, I am currently learning how to write my life story as a book and talking to a publisher- who may or may not publish my work. However, its great for me to formulate my story about living with bipolar and how I have reached a form of recovery. I am in process of writing sample chapters to be considered at present. Its a bit nerve wracking because you don’t know what will happen but also exciting. I love to write. Knowing I am forming a book manuscript makes me happy.

And lastly- I have been working on this here blog. Which I absolutely love doing. I am so thrilled to have that work recognised as a Finalist in the UK Blog Awards. Looking forward to meeting the other bloggers in my category. I love that here on the blog we are continuing to grow followers and thank you all for reading. Its wonderful to share other peoples stories too.

Thank you to all of you for your support and love and comments/shares. It means the world. Remember- you can do what you put your mind too. I have off days too. Just do what you can on the good days. Much love xo

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19 thoughts on “On Working as a Mental health Writer and sharing my story with Bipolar.

  1. Wow, congratulations on all your hard work! This is all such wonderful news, and I’m so excited for you, that you are achieving your goals! Please continue to keep us updated on how you are going!

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  2. This is amazing! I look forward to reading your future published works!
    It’s great that you’ll be using your platform to raise awareness of mental health and breaking the stigma surrounding it πŸ™‚
    Good luck with all your exciting ventures!

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  3. Great news on all the new and exciting opportunities!! Congratulations on following your dreams and having them unfold one by one. It’s awesome how you are raising mental health awareness…so vital to talk about it rather than pretending it doesn’t exist.

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  4. My son was diagnosed at age 17, he is now 24. I see no future for him.. I had given up wanting him to be a “contributing” member of society and had only wished for him not being a burden. YOU GAVE ME HOPE! So thankful I found you.

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