10 Mental Health Accounts You Should Be Following
In support of mental health awareness week, we found some amazing Instagram accounts we recommend you follow to support you on your mental health journey.
Mental health is now no longer taboo; people are openly sharing their experiences and unafraid to do so. We live in a world where there is so much uncertainty, noise, pressures, and negativity, it's not surprising that people are seeking help, and so it should be. We shouldn’t have to navigate this world painfully in silence. So please check out our recommendations below and connect. And if you have any personal suggestions, please also comment below.
In our research, we were surprised by how many accounts were so readily available to assist people and connect with communities who are having mental health issues.
If you believe you need help and unsure of your diagnosis, we recommend contacting your local GP for help.
If you require a personal counselling, then click here to find therapists in your area.
It takes a courageous person to admit that they need help and to seek it, so for all of you who have done this or plan to do this, we give you our crown of honour.
This account supports anyone diagnosed with Social anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, and general anxiety. This inspirational account motivates, inspires and even provides a Q&A page so you can ask questions. They also have a website for more tools and resources. We think they are awesome! Check their website here and click on their IG account below.
This account focuses on mental health support, awareness and positive reinforcement for the Instagram community. Their platform supports and encourages anyone who is going through any form of mental issues, and it also gets celebrities to openly talk about their own experiences which helps breaks stigmas and taboos surrounding mental health issues. Check out their page below for more info and stories.
Lexi Christena, is an anorexia nervosa and post-traumatic stress disorder survivor and her purpose is to share her experiences to build her own courage and offer hope for others! Advocacy, for environmental issues, mental health, and genuine love and empathy for people, is her passion. You can follow her journey via her blog here and her IG account below.
This account, curated by Mehri Coulter is dedicated to those living with bipolar and showing people who live with this disorder, how to live their best lives. Mehri is bipolar and unashamed, and through her blog and IG account she is trying to bring some order to the disorder and does so beautifully via videos and her photography. Check out her blog here and her IG account below.
Project: I Define Me, was founded by Pooja Mehta in May of 2018 with the hopes of changing the stigma surrounding mental health. A platform for people with mental illnesses where they can introduce themselves and share their story. A small project which aimed to reach out to people has been so overwhelmingly positive and successful, people have continued to contribute their stories, and as a result, this project has grown. Their community has now 2,500 members, and Pooja plans to take her project to the next level to help destigmatise mental illnesses worldwide. Check out their Instagram page below and if you would like to financially contribute to their project click here for their GoFundme page.
Is one of the largest anti-sexual violence organisations, supporting survivors of sexual assault via their platform. they run a hotline of dedicated personnel ready to talk to anyone who is dealing with sexual assault. this is based in the US but there are plenty of global organisations providing help for sexual assault but could list all of them so we recommend doing an online search in your area and checking out what support is available.
Gabby Frost is a 20-year-old mental health advocate, social entrepreneur, public speaker, and college student. She is the founder and CEO of the Buddy Project, a non-profit organisation aimed at raising awareness for mental health by virtually pairing people as buddies to support each other to prevent self-harm and suicide. She has helped more than 215,000 through her organisation.
This IG account is run by the lovely Renee Kylie, a writer who chronicles her perspective on surviving schizophrenia. Her account is at times dark, honest, brutal and beautiful. Anyone who is dealing with schizophrenia should connect, this community is very supportive.
Postparttumprogress is an account that provides Information, resources, and hope for women struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Women have been suffering silently with this disorder forever, but it is only recently and certainly with the advent of social media that women feel brave enough to talk about it without feeling stigmatised. Check out their webiste here and join their community below and dont suffer in silence.
What can we say about Kenzie - we love here! When we relaunched our brand, we were searching for women on social media who represented our values, and we came across Kenzie who is raw and unapologetic. She spoke openly about her mental health issues in particular her issues with Body dysmorphia which is when you perceive yourself to have defects or flaws in your appearance that may make you ashamed and anxious. We believe all women have these thoughts to a certain degree and she perfectly matched our philosophy for women to love their bodies no matter their shape and size. Kenzie also runs a self-help Bootcamp and advocates Better Health - an online platform that provides affordable therapists and private online counselling. We recommend signing up to Kenzies IG account below.