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Instagram Accounts to Improve Your Mental Health

In recent years there has been a major push in our culture to end the negative stigmas surrounding mental health and we’re here for it. With more and more people being transparent about their struggles with things like anxiety, depression, body image issues, etc., there has never been more readily available and accessible resources for improving and maintaining a healthy state of mind.

One of these resources is something most of us have easy access to – in fact, it’s usually right in your pocket. You guessed it…Instagram! We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite Instagram accounts that offer unique perspectives, daily inspiration, and helpful tips and tricks for improving your mental health.

Disclaimer: While these accounts can be helpful for many, please remember that they are not meant to be a substitute for therapy or guidance from a mental health professional.

@millenial.therapist 

 

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Sara Kuburić is a Canadian Certified Counselor whose mission is “raising awareness and writing about what it means to be human.” On her feed, @millennial.therapist you’ll find daily posts about improving your relationship with yourself, combatting negative self-talk, building positive habits, and so much more. We love Sara’s feed because it covers a wide range of topics and provides helpful, actionable steps to improving your overall mental health.

@Beauty_Redefined

 

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Beauty Redefined is not only an Instagram account, but a non-profit started by identical twins Lindsay and Lexie Kite, PhD., who are dedicated to changing the conversation about body image by telling girls and women they are MORE than beautiful. Their posts bring awareness to the objectification of women’s bodies, the harmful effects of beauty “standards”, and offer tips on improving the way you see yourself.

@Letstalkaboutmentalhealth

 

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One easy and effective way to improve mental health is to simply talk about it and get it off your chest, which is why @letstalkaboutmentalhealth created a space to do just that. Each post is a story from a reader or public figure, sometimes depicted by a quote, other times a colorful illustration. There is a strong sense of community and support within this account, and it’s truly beautiful to make connections through sharing our stories.

@nedratawwab

 

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Nedra Tawwab is a licensed therapist who specializes in relationships and creating healthy boundaries. This account is a great resource for anyone who is in any type of relationship – whether that be a friend, a romantic partner, a family member, or business partner. So, basically everyone. Her posts highlight what healthy relationships should and shouldn’t look like, and how to recognize harmful patterns of behavior.

@morganharpernichols

 

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Although Morgan Harper Nichols is not a certified mental health professional like the others on this list, that doesn’t mean her work is any less powerful and effective. Morgan is a singer/songwriter, motivational speaker, artist, and writer. Each post she creates on Instagram is a blend of visual art and the written word, proving that art has the amazing ability to heal and inspire.

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