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5 Mental Health Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Mental health issues are common and sometimes difficult to understand. Here are some social media accounts that offer digestible and informative content.

Mental health is an important subject. In 2020, it’s become even more prominent, with the pandemic affecting the livelihoods and the mental state of people who had never experienced such issues before.

While therapy and counseling are always good options, some people don’t have the money or feel the need to go through the hassle of engaging in therapy. Still, everyone can benefit from positive mental health advice, whether it comes from a good friend or from social media.

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Nowadays, there are hundreds of artists, therapists and writers providing sound mental health advice in accessible places. These social media accounts are always there for your perusal, whether you’re feeling down or simply run into them as you scroll through your feed.

The Huffington Post compiled a list of the most prominent social media figures that provide reliable and informative mental health advice. Here are 5 of our favorites:

Yung Pueblo

Yung Pueblo, who’s real name is Diego Perez, is a poet and speaker. He’s very vocal about mental health, providing advice from relationships, to personal growth, to emotional management. He has over 930k followers and his posts are clean and text based, good for people who don’t want to add more visual clutter to their feeds.

Hannah Daisy

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What is #BoringSelfCare ? ⠀ ❗️#BoringSelfCare was a project I started in 2017 and last year I self published a book with all the illustrations. It’s still available and link is in my bio. ⠀ ❗️For a really long time I have felt, & still feel the way the term 'self care' is used on the internet alienates the people for whom struggling with self care actually affects them day to day. Self care seems to mean, on the internet anyway, activities you only engage in as a luxury, like the classic; fancy bath bombs or buying fancy crystals. Often activities which cost money, are only nice things or only available for able bodied people. For me I think even the way 'self care' term is used, it insinuates you have to do it yourself, shaming an alienating those who need actual people and carers to do it for them (for what ever reason, physical, emotional and/or neuro diversity etc.) This is not my understanding as a mental health professional at all. Self care refers to all the activities we need to do day to day and the 'self' bit doesn't mean you have to do it yourself. ⠀ FYI : since the @instagram update, I can’t add alt text to all the images which is super annoying. See the comments for image descriptions. ⠀ [image description: in alt text/comments] #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #chronicillness #spoonie #disabilityawareness #disabilitypride #queerartist #mhrecovery #mhawareness #spoonielife #spooniesupport #OccupationalTherapy

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Make Daisy Chains is the kind of social media account that has all sorts of followers, from those interested in the beautiful artwork, to those people who are looking for sound mental health advice. She engages with topics like depression, anxiety and self-care, providing advice for people going through all sorts of issues.

Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash is the founder of Black Girl In Om, a yoga community for Black women and women of color. Ash’s Instagram page provides digital workshops and insight on her practices on wellness, meditation and journaling, which give viewers helpful tools when going through uncertain and stressful times.

Rodrick Covington

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I show my #PRIDE for Black lives by being RADICAL LOVE as I fight to end systemic racism and activate others to embody love. Join us this Saturday, June 27th at the “Rally For Freedom: Pride For All Black Lives”, presented by Claim Our Space Now, Krystal Joy Brown, and Broadway for Racial Justice. Together in Times Square, we will bask in an inclusive, colorful, and celebratory space for healing with amazing speakers and performers from the Black Broadway community. The rally will be rounded out with family-friendly crafts, free testing for COVID-19 and HIV, and more! We’ll then march down to Sheridan Square in the West Village. In the intersectional movement for all Black lives to matter, we believe it is crucial to stand with and for our LGBTQ+ siblings. Let’s culminate PRIDE month by claiming our space, now! @claimourspacenow @krystaljoybrown @broadwayforracialjustice #pride4allblacklives ##rally4freedom #allblacllivesmatter #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforelijahmcclain

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Rodrick Convington is an actor and fitness instructor, known for his work in Core Rhythm Fitness, a company that’s all about changing your health through your nutrition. His Instagram page is filled with informative and inspiring posts, providing updates on Black Lives Matter, his personal stories, and fitness and mindfulness advice.

Notes From Your Therapist

Notes From Your Therapist is another popular Instagram page. The author of it, Allyson Dinneen, is a psychologist and author that writes out thoughtful advice and uploads images of it online. Her advice ranges from commentaries on friendships, relationships, personal anecdotes, quotes she loves and even bits of flash memoir.

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