I’m looking for guest bloggers! (Round Two)

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My Sunday guest blogs have turned out to be a success! I want to take this opportunity to thank the writers and bloggers who were kind enough to share their personal stories and struggles with mental illness, mental illness stigma, or narcissistic abuse on this blog. These personal stories turned out to be among some of my most popular posts, and hopefully these bloggers also saw a boost in their hits due to posting for this blog.

Unfortunately, it seems that I’ve reached the end of my list, and I’ve had a few drop-outs too. So I’m once again looking for people who are interested in writing a guest post for this blog.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A BLOG TO WRITE A GUEST POST, and this invitation is extended to my lurkers as well as those who regularly comment.

The types of articles I’m looking for:

— Personal accounts of living with a mental illness
— How mental illness stigma has affected you
— Inspirational stories about how you have coped with or even benefited from your experience.
— New therapies you have learned about or are using

This time, I’m especially interested in personal accounts of living with mental disorders caused by early trauma or abuse, especially the following:

— Cluster B personality disorders (as long as self awareness and a willingness to change is present)
— Cluster A or C personality disorders
— Dissociative disorders
— Complex PTSD

I’m also interested in blogs by people with Aspergers or autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders such as OCD, Panic Disorder, or Social Anxiety; and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Since there were no posts about substance abuse/alcoholism from my last batch of guest bloggers, I’d be interested in those as well.

The rules are few. I don’t have a minimum or maximum word count, and you are free to submit your own graphic or photo if you wish. If not, I will find one for your post. I only ask that the writing be clear and the post is honest. Profanity is okay but should be kept to a minimum. The only other rule I have is that if you have a blog and write a guest post, that you reblog your post on your own blog (NOT re-publish it, just reblog it from here).
If you have already written a guest post for this blog, please give others who haven’t a chance.

Again, you do not need to have a blog yourself to write a post for this one. However, if you don’t blog, you will need to provide your email or link to your social media account so I can contact you. If you’re interested please leave a comment (with a link to your blog, if applicable), so I can compile a list from these. When your article is posted, I’ll share it to my social media so it gets as much visibility as possible. I’ll reply to you in the comments, so keep checking back after you have posted. If you want to go ahead and send posts to me now, my email is under “Contact Me” in the header.

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About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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37 Responses to I’m looking for guest bloggers! (Round Two)

  1. SassyCat says:

    What a wonderful idea!
    Best of luck with it.πŸ˜€

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  2. Sommer says:

    I would love to be able to write about my PTSD but I am not ready to. I do look forward to your post (and your future guests)!

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  3. Heartafire says:

    I was the codependent of a very messed up guy, a brilliant polyglott, a narcissist, a junkie, an alcholic, a wonderful friend, a fearsome enemy, he killed himself two years ago. I still miss him.

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    • luckyotter says:

      I am so sorry to hear that. 😦 I know from experience, as someone who has been codependent in the past, how attached to our narcissists we can get, and yes, they can sometimes be a blessing and a great friend, as weird as that sounds. The problem is they can’t be trusted and you can never predict when they’re turn on you like a viper and strike. But there were times when my N ex was the sweetest, most generous man in the whole world, and I felt like I couldn’t live without him. Of course, that’s what they want from you.
      It’s still devastating to hear someone you were that close to killed themselves.
      Would you like to write a post about it? It’s a good topic and so far no one else has offered to write anything.

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  4. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Good luck in finding some new guest bloggers. I really enjoyed being a part of the last round and reading the other posts.

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  5. most of my posts are about living with complex PTSD. Im most interested in starting and keeping the conversation going in terms of living with this illness. Is that what you are looking for?

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  6. I’m interested in contributing a little something, Lucky Otter. I’ve got 90+ drafts saved on various topics, just waiting to be written about!
    http://www.lenorathompsonwriter.com
    blogs.psychcentral.com/narcissism/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/lenora-thompson/

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  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Hi Luck otter, I have an experience with mental illness I can share with your audience. I can write it up this week. How should I get this to you? Do you have an email address? Or contacts page? I have depression which began with a psychotic episode, resulting in severe fatigue from the depression. I also am affected by SAD, especially now since I’ve had depression. Let me know thanks.

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  8. gm1123 says:

    Mental illness runs rampant in my family. On my fathers side. My grandmother was bipolar as well as some of her siblings, perhaps. My aunt is bipolar. My most favorite little cousin (more like a sister to me….) took her life last year on May 1. Ironically, the start of mental health awareness month. She was diagnosed skitzo effective disorder. She battled this for a few years in high school and after and finally took her own life at 24. I had never understood her illness. And to be honest, it was hard for me to be Sympathetic. I always loved her and tried to be there for her. She never wanted to hurt anyone. She heard voices and things I couldn’t imagine. The characteristics of her illness were always with her. I respect her illness so much more now. Her family is still grieving for her, and likely will our whole lives. Especially given the way she left us. I will help if I can

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    • luckyotter says:

      That’s all you can do. Living with someone with a severe mental illness, especially someone you love and care about, can be very difficult. It’s hard to understand someone who is mentally ill sometimes, since you can’t be inside their disordered minds.
      Did you want to write a guest post about it? Let me know.

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  9. kmeskimen says:

    I have PTSD (not sure if it is complex or not). I also have anxiety problems alot. I also have OCD. I will try & work on something & let u know when it’s done.

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  10. Reblogged this on Motivation for today's REALITY and commented:
    Great networking opportunity along with helping raise awareness for mental health, which we really need to join forces and make our voices heard not silenced.

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  11. I was happy and excited when I read this post. The first thing I did was share it on my blog. I would love to do an interview or guest post for your blog. I have struggled with multiple health issues and mental health issues (anxiety, bipolar, depression, ADD, sleeping disorders, and manic episodes). I want to do what I can to raise awareness for mental health in any way I possibly can. Please feel free to email me at jenmotivates12@gmail.com.
    **I am also looking for others to do one on one interviews with me for my blog, if interested**

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