QueerMentalHealth.org Archive

Happy 5th Birthday, QueerMentalHealth.org!

Wow, it’s been 5 years already since I created QueerMentalHealth.org!

QueerMentalHealth.org Needs to Move to Iceland

QueerMentalHealth.org is currently hosted on servers which reside in Canada. I am ready to migrate the website to a hosting company which is based in Iceland, a country which has some of the strictest privacy protections in the world. But QMH has never had a budget and does not receive donations (QMH is currently provided free hosting by one of our writers). In order to pay the costs for hosting, those funds must be raised. We need just under $200 to start an account with the new host, which would cover the first 3 years.

Please welcome our new Editor — Starfish

The QueerMentalHealth team is growing. We’ve got lots of new writers joining us, and now, we have a new editor joining us as well. Starfish, who has been with us as a writer for some time, expressed their concern for the lack of maintenance on the website some time ago. They asked how they could be of help, and after discussing it, we decided they would make a great editor for the site.

Welcome to our new Editor – Katie Bongiorno

I’m sure you’ve noticed a lack of articles being published for the last 6 months. Life has been hectic, especially with my wedding being planned. I’m now getting back into the swing of things though, and we’ll be seeing more articles going up. Good thing too, because there are a lot of submissions in the queue! (I want to thank all my writers for being so patient with me!)

Two Months Later

Editor’s note: this is a continuation of Fuck. Schizoaffective?

It’s been two months since my diagnosis. Two months to process the psychosis, the diagnosis. Two months to adjust to new medication.

Crisis Checklist

Inspired by work people have done on madness maps and mental health first aid kits, I decided to make a checklist/flowchart to use when I am having a particularly hard time or am in crisis. It was a good process for me to make because it helped me to really think about what has helped me or caused me trouble in the past. I really like that we can make these sorts of tools for ourselves instead of relying on more general (often judgmental) dos and don’ts or advice from people who never know us as well as we know ourselves.

Help Hanners represent QMH.org in New York!

Hey everybody! I’ve been offered an opportunity to speak at an event at Callen-Lorde in NYC about trans and queer mental health. The flight from YVR to JFK is somewhat expensive, though, and as I am currently struggling with poverty, I’m asking people for a little help so I can make this trip. It would […]

New Articles 5 Days a Week!

Good news everyone! Queer Mental Health is now receiving enough submissions to be publishing 5 days a week! We’ll be launching the new schedule tomorrow. PS: Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian readers! Hanners Ellicott-Chatham Creator, QueerMentalHealth.org

Happy Birthday, Queer Mental Health!

Wow, I can’t believe a whole year has passed already since I created Queer Mental Health. Thanks to the hard work by all our writers, this website has grown into a strong website with high-quality content. Did you know we’re getting hits from all over the world, even from countries where homosexuality and transsexuality are illegal […]