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Michelle Pugle

Mental Health Writer 



Michelle Pugle is a freelance writer and reporter who has contributed hundreds of health articles to award-winning websites including Verywell Health, Healthline, Psych Central, Everyday Health, and, among others.


Michelle's work is informed by a decade working in online media and publishing, graduate-level education in intersectional research methodologies, a breadth of ever-evolving specialized mental health training, lived experiences, and a special interest in mental health.


This site contains a small selection of Michelle’s professional writing about mental health topics including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and neurodivergence. You can also find Michelle's CV/resume and available services, along with mental health resources. 



Michelle has been writing for publication since her preteens, where she first started exploring the concept of mental health and getting work published in print anthologies for young writers and poets.


Over the years, she has continued to write stories, creative non-fiction, and poetry while completing degrees in English, sociology, and women's studies and feminist research, and a diploma in holistic herbal therapy.


Michelle developed skills in media and online publishing and learned about the content creation process from ideation to optimization while working for nearly four years at in various evolving roles ranging from a top-performing viral content writer to manager of content contributors.


She then combined her two-decades long special interest of mental health with the power of contributor writing. She started collaborating with industry-leading and authority websites to create inclusive, credible, and accessible content and continues to do so to this day.


Michelle has contributed a canon of content to the mental health conversation while adding specialized mental health trainings and certifications to her list of credentials, including becoming an anti-violence worker and mental health first aider. 

She also works part-time as a public sector strategic communications content specialist. 

see full CV/resume


2020 - Present
Health Writer

2021 - 2023

Mental Health Writer

Psych Central

2021 - 2022

Mental Health Reporter

Everyday Health

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Michelle's work has also been featured in Healthline, The National Eating Disorder Information Centre, Goalcast, Thought Catalog, Happify, Bipolar Hope, and, among others.


Master of Arts
Feminist Research

University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology, English

Thompson Rivers University


Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Stopping the Violence Counselling Training

Ending Violence Association of BC


see more​ education and trainings


David Mills, Healthline

“Michelle never misses a deadline and always delivers what we want in a story."

Marija Vukic, Diply

" She is smart, capable and professional and had top leaderboard writer and freelance production stats."


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