This post shows how you can all join in with raising awareness on Mental Health using Social Media, as well as bloggers on their own websites.
I wanted to share how being chosen as a feature blogger for a Mental Health Awareness initiative on social media, highlighted to me how we can join in with initiatives like this, to in turn raise awareness for Mental Health issues.
How to use Social Media for Mental Health Awareness and Support
Mental Health Monday
I’m proud to of had two of my blog’s chosen in #MentalHealthMonday Twitter competition. I think this is a brilliant idea to shine a light on Mental Health issues and struggles that many people face and that some are brave enough to write about and highlight.
Two of my blog posts were chosen as the winning Mental Health Awareness articles (click on titles to open blogs in a new tab to read posts after you have finished reading this post):
- “MY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY SPENT WITH THE ARTS”
- “YOU ARE…” A SELF-LOVE AFFIRMATION TO REMIND US HOW AMAZING WE ARE!
“Just how does this competition work?” I hear you all ask. Well on the 1st Monday of every month tweeters are invited to share their blogs on Mental Health attached to the meme for the #MentalHealthMonday competition. Then the creator of the competition posts a blog to announce the handful of those shared blogs that have been chosen from all the entries, as that months ‘Mental Health Monday’ featured blogs for readers.
Below is an explanation from Mel at her blog The Book Moo who is the joint creator of #MentalHealthMonday with Rebecca Burke from the blog BexCapades:
“The idea came from Rebecca revisiting her depression diary from 2015 and deciding to share her experiences to show that light comes out of dark times.
So now, every first Monday of each month will be a Mental Health Monday, where everyone can share their own experiences and a handful will be chosen to feature on Rebecca’s post each month.
Mental Health Community on Twitter
I have found Twitter to be a great source of support for the Mental Health community. ‘Mental Health Bloggers’ @MHBloggers will retweet your blog posts on mental health when you include the hashtag #MHBloggers
As well as ‘Mental Health Bloggers RT’ who will share your tweets about mental health when you include the hashtag #MHBlogRT
If you feel you can’t share your own story or be an advocate for Mental Health, still check out these accounts as they share so much helpful resources and articles to help us all with our own Mental Health too.
‘WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY’ is another great way people can feel more open to talking about mental health on official awareness days. Blow are two different blog posts I have written for WMHD:
- Resources for looking after our Mental Health (Esp when you have chronic illness)
- Using Art Therapy and Music Therapy for Mental Health
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