11 Empowering mental health posts you don’t want to miss on Instagram

We are all aware of the dangers of social media, if abused or used in the wrong way it can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. However when used correctly it can be an amazing tool for support and encouragement.

On Instagram I follow many mental health bloggers who share the same goal as me; to spread positivity and send the message that it’s ok not to be ok and sometimes life can be crap, but you’re not alone in feeling that way and there’s always help available.

Today I’d like to share with you some positive posts that have inspired me. Hopefully these will help you too.

20 Quotes everyone with a mental illness should read

A message of defiance

A message of reassurance

A message you may need to hear today

A message of brutal honesty

A message to remind you change is possible

A message of acceptance

A message of strength

A message to be true to yourself

A message of advice

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I came across this image from @stacieswift and it’s perfect. Short little acts of kindness to yourself can change your mood quickly. All of these things (along with many others) have helped me daily to drag myself out of depression, anxiety, or even just a shitty-day funk. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” β€’Take it a step further and make a playlist of all songs that remind of happy things (mine is now over 17 hours long & absolutely called β€œHappy Little Bitch). β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” β€’Curate your FB/ Instagram to be cute animal videos or inspirational things. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” β€’Quickly turning your attention to your breathing (or back to your music) can calm overthinking & anxiety-bringing you to the present moment. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- β€’Writing things you like about yourself every single day will actually make you start to believe them. That’s priceless. . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Every single day, these things help me to stay positive. They really do work, just keep at it ❀️ . . . . #yoga #yogalife #yogalifestyle #trustyourself #mindfulness #meditation #nyc #nycyoga #wellness #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #wellbeing #positivevibes #selfcare #selflove #transformation #energy #energyhealing #selfhelp #knowyourself #healing #healyourself #inspiration #yogatherapist #yogajourney #yogainspiration #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #mondaymotivation #mentalhealthawareness

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A message of truth

A message to break down the stigma

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