Virtual Therapy Connect Guest Post Guidelines
Blog Mission Statement
The Mental Wellness Blog is where current and potential clients find expert, practical advice on how to live their best life and support their mental wellness.
The Virtual Practice Blog is where practitioners find expert, practical advice on how to start, grow, and manage a successful Virtual Practice that best supports the mental wellness of their clients.
Posts on the Virtual Therapy Connect website should be helpful, providing practical advice that is written in an interesting and conversational manner. Posts may not reference, promote, link, or be authored by any competitors of Virtual Therapy Connect.
The audience for the posts will either be individuals seeking mental wellness support or practitioners interesting in Virtual Therapy care delivery.
Currently we have a greater need for Mental Wellness Blog posts targeted to individuals seeking information that will help support their mental wellness. We have compiled a list of topics in Appendix A that we would love covered in our blog. We encourage you to choose one of the suggested topics in Appendix A, but if you have other expertise or would prefer to write a Virtual Therapy Blog for practitioners, we welcome those too!
The following are required material for the Virtual Therapy Connect blogs.
800 (min) – Please don’t limit your blog post based on this number. Most of Virtual Therapy’s blog posts range from 800 – 2800 words.
Format for sharing
Share a Google doc or email a Word doc. to email@example.com.
Link to other content whenever relevant. Every link included must add value for readers.
Paragraph length and spacing
- Keep paragraphs short. No longer than 4 lines.
- We adhere to the one space after the period philosophy, not two.
- Use headers and sub headers to break up your post.
- Avoid big blocks of text.
- When writing headlines be specific and indicate a benefit to the reader.
- Use bullet or numbered lists.
- Include one header image that represents some aspect of you post.
- All post images must be at least 710px wide.
- Author bio should be 50 words max.
- Include your headshot (350×350).
- Include the URL link to your website and/or to your Virtual Therapy Connect Virtual Office – this is extremely important to boost your Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
We may edit your post or bounce it back to you for revisions. We may edit anchor text and links that are not relevant to your post.
We reserve the right to reject any posts that we do not feel are appropriate for our website. For approved posts, once we have completed the editing process with you, you will be notified as to when the blog will be posted on our site.
Please plan to promote your post on your website and throughout your other social networks. We ask that you share it more than once on multiple networks over multiple days. The time frame and scheduling are up to you.
Appendix A – Suggested topics for Mental Wellness Blogs
- Mental health disorders are more common than you think
- Basics of mental health disorders (i.e. Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Addiction, etc.)
- Basics of common treatment modalities (i.e. CBT, DBT, Psychanalysis, etc.)
- Is your job impacting your mental health?
- The role of psychiatric medication
- Mental health stigma
- Neuroplasticity – rewiring your brain
- Isolation is deadly – why human connection matters
- Should I take my child to see a therapist?
- Older adults & mental health
- Exercise can improve mental health!
- The relationship between mental and physical health
- Is anxiety making me sick?
- How to help a loved one who is struggling
- Being in recovery from addiction is a protected class in some states
- Your environment can impact your mental health
- The effect of trauma
- Am I addicted to my smartphone?
- The stages of change
- Genetics & mental health
- Practicing gratitude can make you happier
- The benefits of journaling
- Mindfulness & self-compassion
- Are you your own worst enemy? Shutting down your self-critic
- Self-care is not selfish
- What to do in a mental health crisis
- How to administer mental health first-aid
- Is it safe/secure to access mental health treatment via telehealth?
- Do I need be a “techie” to see my practitioner via telehealth
- Will my insurance cover the telehealth sessions?
- How do I keep my sessions private when I am not in the practitioner’s office?
- What kind of questions should I ask a telehealth provider before selecting them as my clinician?
- Do I (the client) need to do anything special/prepare before my telehealth sessions?
- Does the telehealth session have as much value as the in-person sessions?