I want to create something that people can relate to a tangible form of media that they can interact with I believe talking frankly about mental illness and disorders is the only way to deter those who don't understand the illness or fake the illness. My main aim is to get more people involved and blogging about their own issues because I only have PTSD and Depression to deal with a friend with OCD asked me if I was going to do one about OCD and I said I haven't been able to yet because I don't know enough about OCD to write about it. After saying that I asked if she would help me out with it because I can write about Depression and PTSD because I suffer from both of them a little bit about anxiety because I can be a little bit socially anxious I just don't have an anxiety disorder at least I don't feel like I do.
- create blog content and blog regularly
- set up on different social networking sites
- gain interaction through those social networking sites
- experiment with the blog
- start getting guest bloggers involved
- start doing pod casts and interviews
The guest blogging will be me inviting someone on with a disorder that I don't have that I can't relate to They'll write a piece similar to mine probably better and I'll post it up at the bottom with a link to their blog and a picture of them at the bottom. Possibly even a link to a podcast.
Pod casts are something I've been wanting to try for a while not just with those with illness or disorders but people who have had family with illness and disorders and talking about how it effects them. I'll also be trying to sign post available help and alternative treatments if I can. It won't really be a person focused exercise it would be more of a subject matter exercise so the subject of Stigma, PTSD, Depression, Fake Depression ect
Interviews are going to be much further down the line this is where we'd focus more on the person and their issues and the history that lead up to those issues developing, So you can see more and more how someone can slip into depression what can cause it and what can make it worse.