writer. advocate. strategist. Coach.

SAM DYLAN FINCH.

Sam Dylan Finch is a writer and digital creator based in Seattle, WA.

For nearly a decade, he has harnessed the power of digital media to uplift readers, challenge stigma, and make mental health content accessible to all.

He previously worked as Content Marketing Director at Oar Health, as well as at Inflow – ADHD, Healthline, and Upworthy.

Photo (c) Amanda Lopez

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5 Things Suicide Loss Survivors Should Know — from Someone Who’s Attempted

There on the screen, I saw a text message from my best friend’s mom: “Call 911.”

2

ADHD Burnout: Yes, You’re Exhausted For a Reason — Here’s Why

Let’s talk about why this so-called ‘high-functioning’ ADHD often leads to burnout.

3

7 Subtle Signs Your Trauma Response Is People-Pleasing

You’ve heard of fight or flight, but have you heard of ‘fawning’?

4

My ADHD Led To An Eating Disorder. Here’s What I Wish People Knew

“You have anorexia and ADHD,” she affirmed. “And you need help.”

5

Crazy Talk: My Disturbing Thoughts Won’t Go Away. What Do I Do?

No matter how horrifying your thoughts are, you still deserve support.

Crazy Talk at Healthline

An advice column for honest, unapologetic conversations about mental health with advocate Sam Dylan Finch. While he’s not a certified therapist, he has a lifetime of experience living with OCD and ADHD. He’s learned things the hard way so that you (hopefully) don’t have to.

>> Read the series here.

Let’s Queer Things Up!

Let’s Queer Things Up! is a community mental health resource by and for the LGBTQ+ community. With nearly 10 million unique readers, the site boasts a dedicated following across the globe. Created in 2014, the blog chronicles Sam Dylan’s journey in recovery as well as exploring mental health from a distinctly queer lens.

>> Read the blog here.

Woo Curious at Greatist

Woo Curious is a column for the spiritually-inclined among us. With bimonthly “tarotscopes” for each astrological sign, Woo Curious combines pop psychology and tarot for a unique take on mental health and wellness. You don’t have to be a believer to get the message — just a healthy dose of curiosity will do.

>> Read the column here.

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5 Myths About Transgender Mental Health—and Why They’re Harmful

No, being transgender is not a mental illness, nor is it a delusion.

7

If We Want to End Mental Health Stigma, It’ll Take More Than Talking

Brave conversations need to happen — but we need to think bigger.

8

7 Self-Help Books That Are Better Than a Life Coach

The best of self-help with none of the fluff.

9

The Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting Someone in a Mental Health Crisis

Without being thoughtful, we risk burning out.

10

7 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Lose Your ‘Quarantine 15’

Lose the shame, not the weight gain.