Two Tools to Make Your Blog a Supportive, Safe Space

Very happy to see that WordPress.com is very supportive to us. Thanks it really mean a lot…

The WordPress.com Blog

Last month, we highlighted bloggers writing about mental health issues — and it struck a chord with many of you.

Lots of you commented that you also write about struggles with mental health, and were hoping your blogs would be a medium to help you connect with others and a safe space for talking about sensitive issues. There are two features baked into WordPress.com to support both goals.

Contact forms

Unfortunately, there’s still a good deal of stigma around mental illness, making many of us comfortable being public about our struggles. Leaving a public comment on someone’s blog isn’t always easy on fun posts, let alone on something as fraught with judgement as mental health.

Putting a contact form on your blog gives readers a way to connect with you privately. They can share their own stories and offer support without having to reveal more than they’re comfortable with to…

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