I began 2021 with a mission: Curating my social media feeds to make them less unhealthy, and more informative, wholesome, and educational. Like many other people, I am prone to doomscrolling, hate-stalking, comparing myself to influencers, and plenty of other unhealthy online behaviours — so I started consciously monitoring and controlling my social media usage.
One of the many choices I made was to start following more mental health awareness and general wellbeing-based accounts on Instagram. Now, every time I open the app (which is many times, because Instagram is ADDICTIVE), much of the content I see is educational, positive, helpful, and even conducive for my self-growth.
Here are 9 accounts that made my feed better in 2021, and could (hopefully) make your feed much better in 2022:
Here are some other mental health resources that you might find helpful.
If you need to talk to someone immediately, if you have suicidal thoughts, or know someone in distress, please reach out. You can speak to someone by calling AASRA’s 24x7 helpline at +91 98204 66726. Alternatively, you can call these numbers of other local helplines, emergency services, and mental health organisations.