The Breakthrough Voice 21st May, 2019

5 Twitter Accounts Dedicated To Mental Health And Self-Care.

Disclaimer: This is not an advice-based or diagnosis-based portal. The author of this listicle is living with mental illness and makes these recommendations on a very personal basis.

It is not always possible to have access to round the clock therapy, self-care, individual care and well-being for people experiencing mental health issues. Besides, mental illness can be an excruciatingly lonely experience. In the midst of this, there are small pockets of support available to those of us who can have access to social media, and discover many others like us with similar experiences and resources that can provide us with some solace.

So without further ado, here are 5 Twitter accounts that address mental health issues, provide some support and talk about simple forms of self-care:

1) Depression Notes™
@depressionnote

The account is a support resource for people experiencing depression and anxiety. Depression Notes puts together symptoms, frequently used dialogues and support-based resources based on going through and surviving depression and anxiety. What stands out about this account is the relatability and universal factors. No matter where we are from, Depression Notes lets us know that we are not alone, hence normalising depression and anxiety.

2) The Blurt Foundation
@BlurtAlerts

The Twitter account for The Blurt Foundation is a support resource for persons living with depression. Through the medium of tweets, The Blurt Foundation breaks down depression and helps us to truly understand what it is. They are dedicated to creating a positive outlook for mental health. They also provide free resources and article links for self-care and supporting people with depression.

3) #MyTipsForMentalHealth

This is not a Twitter account, but a hashtag thread where people from all over the world on Twitter can share their suggestions for what we can do to take care of ourselves. The thread comprises article links, pictures, infographics, support messages and breaking stigmas about mental health. It is a user-generated support thread.

4) poem.exe
@poem_exe

You don’t have to be a poetry expert for this one, nor do you have to chase after sentences that always make perfect grammatical sense. This is a bot account that randomly puts together some soothing words in a few lines. The words help us with positive visualisation and think about relaxing settings. They make for a short but pleasant break in an otherwise stressful day.

5) Here’s your reminder
@tinycarebot

This Twitter account puts together simple and accessible tips for us to take care of ourselves. They put out self-care reminder tweets on a daily basis. The reminders don’t ask for too much, yet those little steps, when carried out daily, can really benefit us in the long run.


 

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