ADAA Blog Post Guidelines & Submission Portal

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Mental health professionals are welcome and encouraged to submit public or professional blog content. Thank for advancing the mental health field in research, treatment and practice. Your contributions have the ability to reach more than 7 million unique visitors to our website annually. 

Submit your blog post and materials.  


ADAA’s Blog Post Guidelines:

  • Content must be evidence-based and align with ADAA's focus on anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and depression.
  • Word count of 500-750 ideally but we will consider each piece individually.
  • For public-focused work, please keep the writing informal. Sentences and paragraphs are best kept short. Bulleting key information is great.
  • Photographs – images/video are suggested for bringing a post to life.
  • Include a title (please keep titles short and “catchy” - ie., "Five Tips to Overcome School Anxiety"). “Listicles” drive increased engagement.
  • Include two to three questions at the end of blog post to inspire engagement and comments.

For samples (re. format and style) for our public-focused blog posts, please click here. To view our current professional-focused blog posts, please click here.

ADAA can assist in editing, coordinating, and finalizing the piece for publication. We are open to various ways to help you ensure your work is published. 

The decision to publish a post and when is at the sole discretion of ADAA. Once published, the post becomes the property of ADAA and ADAA may publish and share the blog post in any manner it chooses (now and in the future). All blog posts are shared on ADAA’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram) and highlighted in our free public and professional e-newsletters.

All blog post subject matter - for both professional and public focused blogs - must be aligned with the mission of the organization. ADAA reserves the right to not publish a blog submission if the content is not aligned with our mission. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are nonpartisan, we do not lobby and cannot share any content that is political in nature.  No advertising, marketing, or product identification by brand name is permitted.

All blog posts are comments-enabled (people can leave a comment, ask a question, etc., on each blog post).  These comments are reviewed by ADAA staff on a daily basis and must be approved before posting. Comments that are deemed inappropriate are deleted.