Below is a list of mental health/psychology blogs that pay writers, as well as details about rates, article length, eligibility, and how to submit. Whether you like to write reported pieces, essays, informational pieces, or a combination thereof, if your topic relates to mental health, we’ve got something on this list for you.
1. OC87 Recovery Diaries: Pays $150 Honorarium for Accepted Posts.
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie, OC87 Recovery Diaries is an interactive website which features stories on mental health recovery, empowerment and change. They feature stories that inspire others, and generate discussion and awareness. It is “a place to share your mental health recovery story to inspire and connect you with others who might learn from your experience.” If you have a story to share, you can read full submission guidelines in the link below.
Contribution guidelines: https://oc87recoverydiaries.org/your-story/
2. The Breakdown: They pay £80 for 700 to 900 words and £100 for columns.
The Breakdown is an online mental health magazine. They focus on “mental health-themed lifestyle topics, including, but not limited to: personal essays, wellbeing, culture, parenting, sex & relationships, men’s mental health, body image, mental health research, and news.” They publish personal essays, opinion pieces, features, investigative reports, explainers, gift-guides, and listicles.
Contribution guidelines: https://the-breakdown.co.uk/write-for-us/
3. YR Media: According to their senior mental health and wellbeing editor, they pay $150 per post.
YR Media is “a national network of young journalists and artists who create multimedia content for this generation.” They welcome story submissions from contributors of all skill levels. They want stories that are produced by/for a young audience (late teens to late twenties) that include people/places that are not always covered by traditional news sources. The stories should have strong visual elements (e.g. photos, illustrations, videos, etc.).
Contribution guidelines: https://yr.media/yr-media-community/
4. Well+Good: Pays based on a tiered system:
Reported pieces (500–800 words, 0–2 sources) = $150-$350 USD
Reported pieces (800–1200 words, 3–4 sources) = $350-$500 USD
Reported pieces (1200 +words, 4+ sources) = $500+ USD
Personal Essays = (600–1,000 words) = $200-$400 USD
Personal Essays = (1,000 words+) = $400+ USD
Well+Good covers fitness, cutting-edge nutrition, natural beauty, travel, and more. Their senior health and food editor is seeking pitches on “nutrition, mental health, gut health, and menstrual health.” Well+Good emphasizes the importance of submitting articles that contain “original stories and angles.”
Contribution guidelines: https://www.wellandgood.com/pitching-guidelines/
5. The Health Journal: Pays $.015 per word
The Health Journal is read by a wide demographic of people who are interested in health and wellbeing. They want strong, entertaining, and compelling articles that will hold the reader’s attention. They publish feature length articles as well as shorter pieces.
Contribution guidelines: http://www.thehealthjournals.com/editorial/
6. Psychology Today: Payment for bloggers is based on page views, and requires a minimum threshold to be met
With opportunities to write for the blog or magazine, Psychology Today has been around since 1967! Psychology Today looks for pitches that fit into their “health magazine for the mind.” Specifically, they are looking for “good, clearly articulated feature ideas–and writers with talent to bring these ideas to life. Nearly any subject related to psychology is fair game.” Note that if you become part of their blogger network, you will most likely be posting regularly on a specific subject, however, bloggers are not typically paid, unlike those who are published in the magazine.
Contribution guidelines: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/docs/editorial-process
7. Anxiety Foundation.com: Pays $50 per article
AnxietyFoundation.com publishes help, information, and advice about anxiety. “We are always interested in anybody who would like to share their experience, knowledge, or tips about mental health.” They prefer pitches instead of completed articles. The required article word count is more than 550 words.
Contribution guidelines: http://www.anxietyfoundation.com/contributors/
8. The Imprint: Pay is $125 per article
The Imprint (formerly The Chronicle of Social Change) is “an independent, nonpartisan daily news publication dedicated to covering the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and educational issues faced by vulnerable children and families.”
Contribution guidelines: https://imprintnews.org/work-with-us
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