Submit an Article

We’d love to host your article in our “How Are You?” series. Whether you are sharing a personal story, a nugget of wisdom, or otherwise discussing mental health, we want your voice to be heard. While we want to maximize flexibility, and let you express yourself openly, there are a few requirements to maintain a healthy community.

Requirements

  • Topic must be about some aspect of mental health
  • All actors, and ideally even locations, must have pseudonyms
  • ≤2,000 words (8–12 minutes read time)
  • ≤3 images or diagrams
  • A featured/cover image is highly recommended, but optional
  • No political or religious proselyting
  • No hate speech
  • No invalidation

Process

While we will not promise any time frames from receiving your submission to publishing it, we can outline the steps between the two. After receiving your article, we will ensure that it meets the above requirements, and notify you of our decision (and why we made it). A minimal editing process will correct typos, and any glaring grammatical mistakes—such as missing periods—but otherwise leave the article alone to preserve your writing style. Then we will format the article, and email you a private preview link. After you are satisfied with the final product, it will be posted on “How Are You?”

Important note: If you opt out of providing your email address, the entire post-submission process will happen without your involvement.


Guest Article Submission Form
Are you ready to write together? Use this form to submit an article about mental disorders and health for possible publishment in the "How Are You?" series. Thanks for being vulnerable by sharing your thoughts and experiences with everyone.
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Your privacy is sacrosanct at HyerOCD. This form does not collect your location, IP address, or User Agent. This form does not set any cookies, and even the hyperlinks in this statement limit the amount of information sent to the linked sites.
This may or may not be your real name. Either way, the above name appears as the author on the article.
Your email will only be used to contact you regarding the article, including editing suggestions or privacy concerns.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Please upload your article as a single PDF, Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, or plaintext document.
Use the textbox above to inform us of anything important regarding your article, e.g. formatting requests.
You do not have to anonymize yourself, and we will not ask you to divulge your decision. All other individuals MUST have pseudonyms.