Hello and happy Monday!
May is Mental Health Awareness month and in honor of it I thought I might share some of my favorite online resources that I use to learn more about mental health.
Mental Health Awareness month is always so exciting because there is a host of campaigns and hashtags on social media that encourages people to share their personal experiences with mental health issues.
A variety of social media platforms encourage a very informative and engaging discussion about mental health but sometimes people outside of the community spread misinformation and discouraging messages about mental health.
In an effort to discourage misinformation, negative messages, and stigmas about mental health on social media I have come up with 5 of my favorite social media resources dedicated to spreading mental health awareness.
Here is my list, in no particular order;
Jeffrey Marsh is a strong advocate and speaker for mental health awareness and the importance of self-care. A media influencer, YouTuber, and the first non-binary author of the best-selling book How to Be You, Jeffrey is an excellent resource to help you learn more about the importance of self-acceptance, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, and mental health awareness.
I often frequent Jeffrey’s Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel to learn a little more about the importance of practicing self-love, care, important LGBTQIA+ issues, or just check out some of his optimistic tweets to give me a little hope on bad days.
If you need a little sunshine on a bad day from one of his tweets or want to learn more about the gender fluid community in Jeffrey’s spellbinding TedTalk then Jeffrey is exactly the person you are looking for!
Make sure to check out his website and best-selling book on amazon!
Official Website- http://www.jeffreymarsh.com/
Jeffrey’s TedTalk- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asn2axwPz2g
Kati Morton is the intelligent, kind, goddess of the world of mental health awareness. A licensed therapist, blogger, and YouTuber – Morton makes videos covering specific areas of mental health and types of mental illness.
If you are looking for a safe space to gather helpful resources and accurate information all about mental health head over to Morton’s YouTube channel to check out some of her helpful videos or go to her Tumblr to check out her posts of advice and maybe submit one yourself!
Official Website- https://www.katimorton.com/
Megan Jayne Crabbe
Megan Jayne Crabbe is an avid advocate for the feminist movement, body positivity, and mental health issues regarding eating disorders as well as self-image. Avid Instagrammer, Blogger, and YouTuber, Jayne generates content that encourages people to appreciate their bodies regardless of weight and the unrealistic beauty standards of American society.
If I need a reminder to be kind to myself and appreciate my body as it is I always head over to her socials for a boost of confidence. Crabbe is an inspiring figure for those struggling with body-image, weight, and related mental health issues.
Want to check out her stuff? Head over to her Instagram for inspiring artwork and stories about body positivity. Interested in specific stories and personal experiences? Check out her column on the blog The Unedit for more of her wisdom.
Megan’s Column in The Unedit– https://www.the-unedit.com/posts/?tag=Ask+Bodyposipanda
Official Website ~ https://themighty.com/
The Mighty is an online platform dedicated to publishing personal stories and articles related to mental health awareness. It allows its users to write and publish their own personal stories about their own struggles with mental illness.
Users are also encouraged to follow categories specific to their mental health conditions to receive articles and related pieces of advice.
I often use the platform to help myself get through bad days and practice better coping strategies to help me deal with my anxiety.
Positive Tumblr Blogs
My last recommendation is more of a conglomerate of Tumblr blogs that encourage positivity and helpful solutions for improving your mental health.
Obviously, it’s a little more difficult for those with mental health conditions just to stay positive, but a number of these informal blogs make it a bit easier.
On bad days, I head over to these blogs for little notes of encouragement and suggestions that always make me feel a little bit better. Definitely worth checking them out!
The most important part of taking care of your mental health is making the effort to educate yourself about your diagnosis and the situation you are going through.
This will begin to help you be more mindful of your mental health so that you can fight off the days that knock you down.
I hope that the suggestions I make will encourage you to educate yourself and participate in the conversation on mental health awareness.
If I have one wish for you it’s this help yourself to help others learn about mental health awareness.
You can start with a like, share, or comment on this article to spread a little knowledge about mental health awareness!
As always, remember to make your mind a priority and take care –