Write for Us
We are always looking for original thought, personal insights, and informed opinions to share with our audience. If you have something important to say within the psychology, neuroscience, or mental health fields, we welcome your contribution to our blog. Keep reading to find out how you can get published on our site.
Who can submit an article?
We welcome articles written in either English or Arabic from anyone with personal or professional experiences in the psychology and mental health fields. We are particularly interested in articles relevant to refugee, newcomer, and immigrant mental health from researchers, psychotherapists, mental health workers, seasoned writers in the mental health niche, and other experts. If you have an idea or a message that you can communicate in a well-structured manner, we want to hear from you.
- The post is between 350 and 800 words.
- The post is both informative and engaging to the average reader.
- The post uses a conversational style that is clear and easy to read.
- The post uses subheadings, lists, and bullets when possible to make the information easier to digest.
- Try to back up what you are saying with information from accredited sources, such as research studies and surveys.
- The post includes citations and links where appropriate. Plagiarized content is NOT accepted.
- The post includes a headline.
- You may include a photo that adheres to copyright laws. If you don’t, we will choose a photo for the article.
- Include a short author bio of 3-5 sentences, mentioning any degrees, professional experiences, publications you’ve written for, or a link to your site.
1. Building inner resilience for refugees/immigrants: We want to hear how refugee and immigrant communities can build resilience in their personal lives. Are you a newcomer to Canada? What methods and techniques do you use or recommend for handling challenges related to transition, adjustment, and cultural adaptation/integration?
2. Policy-level barriers to refugee/immigrant mental health care: What are some of the policy-level barriers that refugee and immigrant populations may face in accessing mental health supports? What are the implications of these barriers, and what are the required changes to start breaking them down?
3. Personal essays related to refugee/immigrant challenges: Do you have a personal experience, view, or opinion related to the mental health of refugees and immigrants? Have you gone through an experience that has profoundly affected you or opened your eyes to issues related to the mental health of vulnerable minorities?
4. Self-help for refugees/immigrants: One of the main goals of psychotherapy is personal growth and life improvement. Do you have a message, a self-help technique, or a piece of advice for those who have been forced across borders or who are going through a cross-cultural transition?
5. Education on refugee/immigrant mental health: Do you feel there are some misconceptions or lack of awareness related to the experiences or mental health challenges faced by refugees and immigrants? Call out these misconceptions and educate community members through an informative, research-based post.
6. Youth empowerment within refugee/immigrant communities: Young people are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues resulting from forced migration and adjustment challenges. What are some of the challenges refugee and immigrant youth might face, and how can we empower young people to build resilience and take on leadership roles within their communities?
7. Advocacy ideas and initiatives related to refugees/immigrants: Are you involved in or do you know of any advocacy initiatives that aim to improve mental health care access and supports for refugee and immigrant communities? What are some ideas of relevant policy changes that need to be advocated for?
What’s in it for you?
We hope that all of our writers’ main purpose is to share a message that benefits and educates members of our community. Getting published on our site is also an opportunity for you to gain exposure and profile yourself as an established writer. We promote all published content on our social media platforms. Unfortunately, we do not pay writers for submissions.
How to submit a post
You can submit either the full article or a short outline to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ideally, an email should include a summary of your post, your subheadings, your background, and some writing samples if available. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a reply to every submission.