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We welcome guest posts from avid writers, active/retired police officers, any current/former first responder, therapists, life coaches and mental health professionals. 

Submit your guest post and help first responders find information and support for a healthy lifestyle. We would love to publish your experiences, stories and knowledge with our readers.

Your contribution can help first responders manage their relationships better and lead a fulfilling life. We would be delighted to receive any content that adds value to Outside The Badge and helps Police Officers, Jailers, Firefighters and any First Responder lead a smooth and satisfying life. 

If you are not a former/current first responder, but have had special experiences in dealing with mental health issues, marital issues and relationship issues, you are welcome to submit a guest post.

You have the opportunity to enhance your profile as an authoritative voice and build your credibility on the subject. Once your article gets published, it will be accessible to a large audience. And not to mention, your contribution can really make a difference to people who are risking their lives to keep us safe, and who are having problems with their mental health.

What we may require from you

Before you start writing, please go through this page. Your content stands a good chance of being published here, when you:

  • Have something POSITIVE/exceptional/in good faith/inspirational that will encourage the readers and even yourself! Believe us, we are always excited to hear such stories from you.
  • Have a write up that facilitates positive mental health and overall well being for all.

We are open to receiving guest post contributions from mental health counselors, therapists, avid writers, bloggers and life coaches who can share their knowledge, guidance and personal stories with our readers in the form of enlightening and informative articles.

Editorial guidelines

  • Your guest posts should be original content pieces, that haven’t been published elsewhere.
  • The most important aspect of any article is its headline. Put in a lot of thought to make it catchy and appealing. Also, keep it short (no more than 7 words, please).
  • To make the article more scannable, please include subheads. You can italicize, bold or underline to give emphasis.
  • Please make sure that your article is not less than 1000 words. The ideal word count is between 1000 to 1500 words.
  • Your article will be published within two weeks of your submission.
  • It’s best (not required) that you share your headshot/humanoid image along with a short bio/description of yourself, so we can create a dedicated expert/blogger profile for you.

Please only inquire with us if you are SERIOUS about sending a quality blog post.

What’s in it for you

  • If you submit a guest post for our readers, your contribution will be featured in our blog section, that will be accessible to our wide range of audience.

    • You get an exclusive profile page. We give you a link and a dedicated profile page for you while you get featured in our blog section. In that, along with featuring a headshot and bio, we will provide links to all your social media channels.
    • After 5 posts submissions, you’ll get a link in article body just as well.
    • We will share your post on our social media channels, homepage, and newsletters.

     

Hoping to get your first submission soon!

We invite guest posts on the following topics

  • 1st Person Success Story
  • Stress Management
  • Mental Health
  • Marriage Advice
  • Healthy Living
  • Retirement/Aging
  • Children & Family
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Career Preparation
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Money Management
  • Investing Advice
  • Fitness & Exercise
  • 1st Responder Success Stories
  • Stress Management
  • Mental Health
  • Marriage Advice
  • Healthy Living
  • Retirement/Aging
  • Children & Family
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Career Preparation
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Money Management
  • Investing Advice
  • Fitness & Exercise

Submit your article/video

Do you have a piece of advice or an inspiring story to share with our audience? If yes, then we’d love to see it! Share your article/video on how to improve mental health, or anything else that first responders may find valuable.