September 29, 2021
If history has taught us anything, it’s that mental health can start wars and end them. It’s an enigma that can sometimes simply boil down to – happy mind, a happy soul, and a happy life.
In an era when influencers are becoming therapists for their followers (with no actual qualification), it’s hard to find mental health content creators with real degrees.
Mental health content creators you must check out!
With that in mind, here are a few golden pearls that are genuinely qualified to educate and empower people through their content on mental health.
Trending Reels and mental health facts? Heck, yes! A friendly neighbourhood therapist, Divija, or Awkwardgoat3, makes mental health awareness fun. She is the queen of making informative Reels using trends and killing at it.
Her posts are relatable to Gen Z, Gen X and Gen Alpha too. She brings to light our everyday negative and anxious thoughts and how we can fight them. We can also tell Divija is a sass Queen when she calls out mental health myths that are making the rounds on social media.
Pause for perspective
A queer affirmative, patriarchy deconstructing, autopilot offsetting team of mental health therapists, Pause for Perspective is doing some phenomenal work in bringing awareness around different mental health issues.
Their content is a mix of short mental health exercises, information-rich posts, and, well, sometimes, memes. A true mental health professional is open-minded and inclusive, and Pause for Perspective does exactly that with their practises and workshops.
Fighting the battle of inequality and poor access to health care, Mariwala Health Initiative works on making mental health care accessible to marginalised communities. Their Instagram documents the incredible work they’ve done in empowering these vulnerable communities and playing in the conversation of equality for all. They share valuable information on how you can cope and eventually thrive as an individual in a marginalised group.
The Mind Clan
The ultimate mental health resource in India, Mind Clan is an initiative that helps you find the right inclusive therapist. They have an extensive list of mental health therapists with specialisations in different problem areas and schools. If you are new to the idea of therapy and mental health care, their profile is the perfect starting point. Begin with their informative posts for mental health dummies.
Just like the name suggests, Decolonizetherapy’s Instagram breaks the norm and helps tear down years of patriarchy and colonisation rooted in our minds. We are often unaware of their influence, but all of us have fallen prey to patriarchal and colonial thoughts. Her posts explain in detail certain situations where the majority of us display this form of thinking and how we can correct ourselves in such situations. It’s often hard to identify these patterns in ourselves, and that is when Rhea comes to the rescue.
That’s it, folks! Those were the five mental health content creators who can help with some major TLC. Tap follow for wholesome mental health.
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