Day 1: Write about something that frustrated you yesterday Day 2: Review a poem in the 'psychology' genre Day 3: Send a cNote to someone having a hard time Day 4: Write an article that educates the public about one form of mental illness Day 5: Write about your support system Day 6: Make a short term positive goal, take the initiative to accomplish it, then come back to edit the entry with the results Day 7: Write about how you feel today and what has caused you to feel that way Day 8: Try to get new "Mental Health Writers Alliance" members by promoting the group on your newsfeed Day 9: Review a member of "Mental Health Writers Alliance" Day 10: Write about an experience with mental health stigma Day 11: Find an article about one of your specific issues and write your thoughts on the article Day 12: Write about your most admirable trait Day 13: Write about something you have trouble being grateful for Day 14: Do a good deed on WDC (It can be anything nice!) Day 15: Comment on 3 of your fellow "Mental Health Writers Alliance" members' blogs Day 16: Write about where you feel safest Day 17: Write about someone who has influenced you positively or negatively Day 18: Review a short story in the 'psychology' genre Day 19: Find an individual in the public eye (actor, musician, etc.) who is outspoken about their personal diagnosis of mental illness. In what ways are they creating change in how the public views the disorder? Day 20: Make a list of potential tasks for next month's "MHWA Monthly Mental Health Challenge" Day 21: Write about a song that makes you feel sad Day 22: Write about a childhood memory Day 23: Write about your favorite book quote, movie quote, or lyric that relates to mental illness Day 24: Write about what a "good" day means to you Day 25: Write about what a "bad" day means to you Day 26: List your current worries Day 27: Write about a fictional book or movie character that represents a mental health disorder well Day 28: List your accomplishments this month, no matter how big or small
Task 1: Do you have any items in your port about your mental health issues? List some of them and give a little background on the items. Task 2: Research a mental illness you know very little about and write about the things which surprise you the most. Task 3: Write about your experience with counselors. If you haven't been to a counselor, why not? Do you feel like it could help? Task 4: Write about a mental health cliche or stereotype that infuriates you. Task 5: Review 3 items from fellow "Mental Health Writers Alliance" members. Task 6: Send a cNote to another member of WDC to thank them for being a friend to you. Task 7: How do the seasons affect your mental health, if at all? What trends have you noticed? Task 8: Which emotion do you have the most difficulty handling? How can you improve the way you deal with this emotion? Task 9: What is your earliest memory of your mental health issue? How did in manifest and how did you notice? Task 10: You are awesome, so reward yourself today. How did you reward yourself and how did it make you feel? Task 11: Find a mental-health related item on WDC written by someone who is NOT in "Mental Health Writers Alliance" . Review the item and link to the group in your review. Task 12: Write about a book you've read with a character who had a mental illness. Would you recommend the book to others? If you haven't read one, research some potential books to read where a character has a mental illness. Task 13: Do therapy animals have a place in your life? Would you like to have a therapy animal? Do you think it would help? Task 14: Research a specific treatment for any mental illness (like, EMDR, ECT, CBT, etc.). Find an article, link it, and write your thoughts on it. Try to make it a treatment you're not familiar with. Task 15: Fear is a monster - what does it look like? Task 16: Browse the profile of the member above you and below you on the membership list for the group found here: "Mental Health Writers Alliance" . Share in an entry something great about both of them. It can be something you read in their port, read in their blog, or their general activity around WdC. Task 17: Write about someone in your life who just doesn't "get" you. Task 18: Do something outside of your comfort zone today. What did you do and how did it make you feel? Were you nervous? How did it go? Would you do it again? Task 19: Comment on three blog entries written by your fellow "MHWA Monthly Mental Health Challenge" members this month. Task 20: Write about something or someone you had to let go of. Task 21: Do a good deed for someone who is having a hard time here on WDC. You don't have to say who the deed was for, just what the deed was. Task 22: Write about a song/film/TV show that is your go-to place when you really need to smile. Task 23: How have you felt overall this week? Task 24: Write an open letter to the public explaining what helps and what hinders your mental health issues. Task 25: Share something positive in the newsfeed. It can be a quote, a song that helps you, a funny video, a cute picture, etc... Task 26: Describe where you want to be with your mental health. What are some steps you can take today to get there in the future? Task 27: Write something that corresponds with this quote: "Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them." -Lysette Anthony Task 28: List some positive and negative things that have happened so far this year. How are you going to improve the year moving forward? Task 29: Review an item that was written by a fellow challenger for March's "MHWA Monthly Mental Health Challenge" . Task 30: Write a fictional story where one character shares challenges that you have. Task 31: List potential tasks for April's "MHWA Monthly Mental Health Challenge" . Sorry, you all did such a good job with this last month ("Note: I'm writing the tas..."), you're not getting out of it this month.