How Blogging May Improve Mental Health

Blogging is a common practice in the digital age. There is a blog about practically every topic. Whether they have blogs about travel, cooking, or parenting, there are many people blogging in a wide variety of niches. There are many benefits to blogging: it improves your writing, builds your profile, and allows you to be creative. Aside from those advantages, could blogging also unlock therapeutic effects that help with mental health?

Writers share their experiences, observations, and opinions about particular topics in their blogs. One may argue that blogging is a form of journaling, which experts say may improve cognitive function and reduce symptoms of mental health conditions. “There’s a lot of science grounding expressive language writing and journaling as being an extremely helpful piece for maintaining mental wellness,” says Dr. Deborah Serani, a psychotherapist who blogs about mental health. (more…)