Founder and Editor of Gay On A Budget (gayonabudget.com).
The media has many positive and negative representations of mental health. However, as a generation that is increasingly Internet-based we can often be much more impacted by the content we see on our computer screen, than the programs we see on TV. Like film and TV representations, the Internet has good, bad, and ugly when it comes to the portrayal of mental health. Among these web-based powerhouses is Tumblr – a site that teeters between brilliance and chaos.
Heartbreak is something so universal, yet so solitary. It often feels like no one else could understand the pain or the hurt, and you might be right. This pain is yours and yours alone, and heartbreak affects everyone differently. One thing that is similar however, is the tendency of people to use music to deal.
Many of these websites provide healthy outlets for either venting, calming, or emotional release. These are only a few of the many places online, so be sure to explore other suggestions across the web if these aren’t what you’re looking for.