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Our editorial process and standards

At Calmerry, we’re committed to providing accurate and trustworthy information on mental health topics. 

We prioritize processes and standards that ensure our content is evidence-based, up-to-date, informative, and written with empathy, inclusivity, and compassion for our community.

Here’s how we do it:

Step 1: Research and writing

Our content contributors are mental health experts, advocates, and enthusiasts passionate about sharing their knowledge with our readers.

They conduct extensive research using reputable sources such as:

Meet our contributors

Alicia Ortega
Alicia Ortega
Therapist-turned mental health writer |
Alicia Ortega is a former marriage and family therapist who now uses her clinical background to craft informative…
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Arabel Elliott
Arabel Elliott
Master of Social Work (MSW) |
Arabel Elliott is a trained clinical social worker, with 20 years of experience working with children and families.…
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Calmerry Care Team
Calmerry Care Team
Editorial team |
Our Calmerry Care Team is made up of a group of passionate mental health advocates, enthusiasts, writers, editors,…
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Diamond Marie Thaxton
Diamond Marie Thaxton
LMHC, CASAC, Psy.D., a Clinical Psychotherapist |
Diamond Marie Thaxton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State.…
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Step 2: Clinical review

Each piece from our contributors is carefully reviewed by licensed mental health professionals for accuracy, clarity, and adherence to our editorial guidelines. 

Our experts have extensive experience in their respective fields, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, and more. 

Step 3: Fact-checking

Before publication, our team fact-checks each piece to ensure that all information is accurate and up-to-date. We use multiple sources to verify the information and include references and citations when appropriate.

Step 4: Editorial guidelines, diversity, and representation

Our editorial guidelines outline our standards for accuracy, fairness, and sensitivity in all of our content, including visuals. 

We prioritize diversity and representation in our content and visuals. We love to showcase a variety of perspectives to make our content inclusive and reflective of the diverse world we live in. 

Everyone deserves to feel seen and supported.

Step 5: Continuous update policy

We have implemented a continuous update policy to ensure our content remains accurate and relevant. 

Our team regularly reviews our articles, especially on rapidly evolving mental health research and treatments. 

This process guarantees that our community receives the most current and reliable information.

Step 6: Illustrating

We believe that the visual aspect of our articles is just as important as the content itself. That’s why we work with talented illustrators to create unique visuals that complement our articles and reflect their message.

Step 7: Privacy and confidentiality

Calmerry is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our readers – whether you’re a website visitor or platform client. 

Please read more about our Privacy Policy.

Step 8: Your voice matters

We welcome feedback from our community and use it to improve our content and editorial process. Feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, suggestions, or kudos at

By following these guidelines and providing the content, we hope to empower our Calmerrian community to take the first step towards healthier and happier lives. 💙