Today is World Mental Health Day.
We sent out a survey asking our U.S. team of social media experts a few questions around mental health advocacy across social. The first question asked if they follow any social accounts that regularly help to bring them joy, provide calmness, inspire them, or serve as a guiding force or mental health resource in their daily life.
Together, we’ve crafted a list of some of our favorite accounts to celebrate, bring awareness to, and honor World Mental Health Day.
We might be social media experts, but we know we’re not mental health experts – we hope this list can serve as a resource for those who are interested, and an uplifting addition to your everyday scrolling.
1. We’re Not Really Strangers – A card game that brings people to have deeper conversations – turned to IG posts that do the same. You’ll get lost scrolling through the comments.
2. People I’ve Loved – Art, objects, and other things to help you feel a little less alone.
3. Dinos and Comics – “A comic about depressed dinosaurs who find hope in each other.” Articulating points about mental health in a relatable and gentle way.
4. Big Little Feelings – Real tips for real toddler problems (and real temper tantrums).
5. Headspace – Their mission? To improve the health and happiness of the world. Outside of the app, their Instagram makes for an informative and supportive addition to your feed.
6. We The Urban – Celebrating self-love, inclusivity & marginalized voices.
7. The Mantra Co. – A wellness lifestyle brand empowering you to reach your highest self.
8. Dear My Anxiety – Stef Rossi is a mental health advocate and meditation and breathwork facilitator – sharing inspiration and her techniques in hopes of destigmatizing anxiety.
9. The Mayfair Group – Normalizing and embracing vulnerability one post at a time. A happy place on the Internet for people to share and connect with one another.
10. Notes From Your Therapist – Run by Allyson Dinneen, author of Notes From Your Therapist – this feed offers hand-written notes covering emotional neglect therapy, relationships, grief and more.
11. Mentl.Sesh – A pleasing visual addition to your feed with a pinch of quirkiness, Mental.Sesh provides advocacy, resources and community
12. Mimi Zhuxiyuan – A queer Chinese-Australian writer and artist exploring the many intersections of love and fear. Her work is dedicated to the healing power of the written word.
13. Sa.Liine – A series of uplifting quotes and beautiful gradients.
14. Calm – Healing in all shapes and sizes. Providing words of wisdom, resources and moments of calm.