Writing Through Lived Experience: Writing to Support Your Mental Health Journey

This resource was selected by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

Whether we’re going through a shared crisis like a pandemic or simply struggling in our daily lives just because we are, writing can be a way to manage the challenge. A regular writing practice can help release feelings of anxiety as well as be a tool to better understand what is happening.

This 60-minute writing webinar discusses:

  • How writing can make a difference in your life, including information about how writing affects the brain
  • How writing helps to defeat self-stigma, a primary catalyst in derailing the mental health journey, and supports the recovery process
  • How to start and maintain a writing practice in your life
  • Tips and ideas for writing prompts and storytelling best practices

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