The Week in Mentalists Award

At the Mentally Wealthy blog http://mentallywealthy.org/2013/12/21/the-this-week-in-mentalists-2013-awards-the-winners/ there is an annual “This Week in Mentalists Award”, recognising some of the best in mental health blogging.  The public are asked to recommend blogs.  Those with the most nominations are then sent to a panel of seven Judges – here’s a link to the Judges profile’s http://mentallywealthy.org/2013/10/01/the-this-week-in-mentalists-awards-2013-meet-the-judges/

I had absolutely no idea that I was even part of those nominations, so I was especially delightedImage yesterday to discover that I have actually jointly won the ‘This week in Mentalist Award’ under the “Lived Experience’s” category.  I’m proud to share my award with everyone.  The Judges made the following lovely comments about My Travels with Depression

“Articulate and vivid descriptions of the writer’s experiences”

“The writer brings such an amazing sense of hope to his experiences”

I don’t know who actually nominated my blog, but thank you from the bottom of my heart.  It never fails to amaze me that people actually find my writing in the least bit interesting.   In such a short space of time, my online community has come to mean so much.  By writing and reading other people’s blogs, my journey out of depression is heading towards healing.

In January, I am due to start my two-year Mentalization Based Therapy.  At times, it will be tough, but this blog has been preparing me for that journey.

Thank you to everyone who reads and supports my blog and a big thank you to the Mentally Wealthy blog and, of course, the Judges for my very special award.

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37 thoughts on “The Week in Mentalists Award

  1. littlevoicetalks

    Bravery, courage, honesty, humanity, humility, expression, truth, understanding, compassion fortitude and warmth. That’s why Cat. That’s what your blog delivers to me. Invaluable. Many, many congratulations. LV xx

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    1. Cat Post author

      Awe, that is so sweet of you to say. Thank you for being part of this blog, I’m eternally appreciative of your input. *BIG hugs*

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    1. Cat Post author

      Thank you, Borderlion. I’ve been missing your blog lately, but will be catching up over Christmas time. Hope you have a pleasant Christmas.

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  2. brokenbutbeingrepaired

    Well done,Cat 🙂

    Your a brilliant blogger and I hope that through the tougher times, it helps to know how many people appreciate your writing so, so much.

    Sending big well done hugs your way.
    x

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  3. Susan Irene Fox

    Congratulations to you, Cat. Everything littlevoicetalks said, I second. Bless you. I pray you are doing ok and that God is holding you tightly during the holidays. My heart is with you.

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    1. Cat Post author

      Life hasn’t been easy these last four weeks, coming to terms with my little Oscar’s passing.. However, having so many supportive people around me, like yourself, is a blessing. Thank you, Susan. I hope you have a nice Christmas.

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  4. Mélanie

    bonjour and my very best, Cat… have a serene end of December and an optimistic new year! friendly hugs, Mélanie – just back from Gran Canaria – “colonized” by Germans and Brits… 🙂

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  5. Cate Reddell

    Congratulations Cat! Very well deserved. I have this feeling that Oscar would be toasting your win with a saucer of milk right now. 😀 He was part of it after all. And yes, I will always be weird.

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  6. RisingSong

    Congratulations, Cat! Well deserved. Indeed, I find your writing expressive and inspirational…your blog a place of open honesty and hope in the midst of sometimes agonizing struggles.

    Well done 🙂

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  7. Tracesofthesoul

    How wonderful and so well deserved, Cat. Congratulations!! I look forward to growing and learning on your journey with this new therapy. Your blog has touched me and more importantly helped me grow. Thinking of you as I know you miss Oscar but you know he is with my Skinny, Tigger and Desirée in Pet Haven now free of any pain or suffering. hugs to you xx

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  8. panikikubik

    Congratulations! You really deserve this. And thank you for visiting my post. I appreciate it so much! Keep on your good work! All the best to you and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Cat Post author

      Thanks to contributions from you guys make it what it is. Btw good lug for tomorrow’s reward show on the public blogger. I can’t see me having much success but I will be thinking of all the nominees

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      1. jamborobyn

        Best of luck to you too, Cat. I reckon we will both be just as pleased for each other if either of us wins. They are not just stories but integral to our growth. Learn and share, in total honesty, share and learn, could there be a better way to celebrate the unique state of being a human?

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  9. Chatte Nocturne

    I know I haven’t been much around here lately, but I was very glad to come here today and read this! I hope you’re doing well my friend, and that your 2014 is full of growth. A big, big hug, and congratulations!!!!

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  10. ckwtmgntkbt@gmail.com

    Not to say that the laptop is ugly, but it just doesn’t give off that same pompous vibe that the Alienware machines manage to give off. Neither laptop is the most attractive or the most ergonomic, but if you want a gaming laptop on the cheap this is the way to go.

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