Mind Map Monday: Mental Health

Mental Health Mind Map

Winter is coming in North America, and in Canada, even though it’s not officially here, winter’s already showing its chilly face.

While winter in the Northern hemisphere officially starts on December 21st, here in Ontario, where I live, the days have already gotten shorter, with darkness covering the sky before 5:00 p.m. most days, and snow is already at our doorsteps.


For many people in Canada, this time of year brings on feelings of depression, the winter blues, or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

It’s as good a time as any to write about mental health and to bring to the forefront issues that are often ignored, or that bring stigma to sufferers.


Mental Health Mind Map, Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash


If you’re a writer with an interest in mental health, there are several topics you can write about to help others while at the same time earning a living. 

Check out the mental health mind map, then read on to find out how you can use it to pitch more clients and earn more for your writing.


mental health mind map on dry-erase board. Mind Maps for Freelance Writing Success


Here are some examples of how you can flip your pitch in order to write about mental health while building authority in other niches.


mind map for freelance writing success mind map


Suppose you write about PTSD, depression, or anxiety. For some people with these conditions, art therapy can be helpful. You can pitch your services to an art therapist. You could write wed copy for his/her website, ad copy for social media or pamphlets, and more.



If you write about relationships and mental health, and have written about abusive relationships, you could also write for a legal services or lawyer’s website. You could offer your blog writing services for a blog post about how to recognize abuse. 


Mind maps for freelance writing success, mental health, abusive relationship


Many people become depressed after losing a loved one. If you write about depression, you could also write for a bereavement organization. You could, for example, offer a blog post about recognizing when it’s just bereavement or when it’s a major depressive episode. You could also write pamphlets for a bereavement organization about how to help the bereaved, or ad copy for meetings, and more. You could also write similar pieces for a funeral home.



Hopefully, by reading the examples above, you can see how writing in multiple niches can be beneficial, and how using mind maps can help you find more clients and grow your business.

Review the Mental Health Mind Map in detail to see several other businesses that can be connected back to the topic of Mental Health. Once you feel like you’re ready to start pitching, read our How to Start a Writing Career—Without Niching Guide, and hit the ground running. You can do this.

Is this mind map helpful? Let us know in the comments.

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Mariana Abeid-McDougall is a writer, a wife, and a homeschooling mom in an out-of-the-box, adventurous family. She's on a mission to show the world that writers don't need to niche to be successful. She hopes you'll join the conversation on the MultiTalented Writers blog.

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