My Mental Health Journey is a part of me. Nobody should battle mental illness alone. There are so many resources that are available to us, but not everyone knows about them.
After just a few hours of posting questions on Instagram, you all reached out with so many excellent recommendations, and it’s my goal to share this valuable knowledge with you all.
I plan to keep this post updated with more resources as I find them. If you know of or ARE a resource for Mental Health Awareness and Education, please comment below so I can include you in this roundup.
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Instagram Accounts to Follow for #MentalHealthAwareness:
Mental Health is all-encompassing. It covers a VERY wide range of emotions, illnesses, issues, emotional IQ and upkeep and more. The following accounts are great for different reasons. Yes, they all advocate to break mental health stigmas in society, but they also each have their own niche in which they offer support, and in most cases, trained/certified medical advice on various subjects.
Some of the topics they discuss are: eating disorders and weight loss/gain, losing a parent, sex and marriage, families and children, PTSD, and more. I want to thank them all for creating spaces online for people to feel validated, supported and where they can truly help others live more fulfilled and healthy lives.
A resounding majority of you said to check out Rachel Tuchman’s account. She seems to open the floor to break stigmas and inspire others to talk about mental health. I can get on board with anyone who wants to do that.
Bari has become a friend of mine, though it first started as just an acquaintance with another woman in the “influencer” space. She has been opening up about her mental health journey for a while now, and uses her platform to bring awareness and light to others who are in the darkness. I am truly impressed by her openness and true goodness. She is brave, and she interviews a lot of people in the mental health space as well. Follow her. You won’t regret it.
Chumi has become a friend offline, and I’m so glad to have an honest, smart and thoughtful woman to call a friend. She is VERY honest, and also talks a lot about finances, which can often be an anxiety trigger. She GOT OUT OF DEBT, and I want to be her. The end.
I’m actually meeting Shoshana from Project Proactive this week, and I cannot wait. Project Proactive does a lot of Instagram Lives to collaborate with others in the mental health space. I can’t wait to collaborate with them to help others.
Dr. Koslowitz shares her PTSD journey, along with her medical training, to help others. She also specializes in helping families and children learn about mental health, navigate mental health and handle emotions. I’m so excited to speak with her about this to help MYSELF, and I hope to create some great resources to share with all of you.
I just discovered this account, thanks to a follower, and I look forward to following and gaining valuable information.
Sarah Rivkah is one of the most incredible women I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Links is an organization that helps children and teens who have lost parents. I was one of those children, and I wish Links had been around for me. I find her account to be inspiring and comforting to everyone, even if they’re fortunate enough to have never lost a parent. Follow her, and you will not be disappointed.
A new to me account, while not totally modest at times, The “Perfect” Mom shares a lot of motherhood’s imperfections. Based on my first look, she specifically talks a lot about anger, dealing with it and anxiety and depression that come from it. I’m looking forward to following her and, hopefully, feeling incredibly validated and equipped to handle many of the similar struggles she has.
I stumbled upon a meme from Kendra, and I was hooked. She is a voice of reason and validation to so many of us who are struggling. I’m proud to be an advocate in the same space as her. Give her a follow for a dose of REALNESS and HUMOR combined into one. Sounds a lot like someone else you may know…#WhoMe?
Mental Health Organizations:
A peer-led organization strengthening Jewish women with mental health challenges.
We strengthen ourselves by strengthening each other.
Working to de-stigmatize mental illness & promote Jewish mental health through education, listening & community.
Start-up nonprofit aiming to break mental health stigmas and proactively alleviate barriers to health through spreading awareness and education.
I will continue to update this post as more resources become available to me. I hope this can be a place that can really help others who are struggling to find light in a time of darkness.