These people are talking about mental health in the most empowering way across Instagram

Every day on Instagram we see people share their stories around mental health. From dedicated accounts tackling real issues, to hashtags of support and kind comments, Instagram has become a community of support to many.

This World Mental Health Day, we’re celebrating those making a positive difference to people’s lives every single day via social media.

With hashtags such as #WorldMentalHealthDay, #itsoknottobeok and #mentalhealthawareness rapidly growing, supporting positive mental health is a top priority for the Instagram community, with Instagram providing a safe space to those seeking information, help and support.   more

This Is Why Every Day Should Be World Mental Health Day

Conversations about mental health are too few and far between at work. No surprise there. They can be awkward and often feel like an overshare. Just talking about talking about mental health can make some people anxious. But you have to start somewhere. The numbers of people affected by poor mental health are growing too fast, and they are too serious to ignore. The truth is that World Mental Health Day, which I completely applaud, should be every darn day.

To make a dent in the most difficult issues—chronic depression, suicide, anxiety, and addiction—employers need to create as many opportunities as possible to learn more about the serious issues facing our workforce and their families. But how can you get people’s attention when there’s so much information and so little time? By sharing amazing stories that will bring to light the issues facing one in four Americans right now….and who very well may be sitting at the desk next to you:  more

“The creative world is turbulent”: designers’ stories of mental health

As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask for their advice on how best to cope and help others.

“I’ve had problems with depression since I was in school – I had to see a school counsellor, I never quite understood it and the last thing I could do (as a grungy teenager in the early 1990s) was talk about it with friends or family.  more