We all need reassurance that we're not alone with our feelings, sometimes. Whether it's words of wisdom from a friend, or a stranger on the internet - it's important to stay connected.
For those that suffer with their mental health, it can sometimes take just a few words of comfort or encouragement to give that little boost, or strike a chord that can stop spiralling thoughts in their tracks. According to Mind, there are a lot of us out there: 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England, and 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.
While scrolling on social media can have its benefits and drawbacks when it comes to our mental health, there are many campaigners, experts and advocates out there that speak words of truth and strength that have inspired so many.
Whether you struggle with your mental health or not, these quotes and anecdotes could be helpful in helping those with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, too.
And while it's recommended to do your research before actioning mental health advice from social media therapists (there are many wonderful, accredited experts out there, but everyone's mental health is nuanced, of course) – there are a number of posts that have particularly resonated with those that are struggling, and might just provide that little lift you need today. Here are some of our favourite mental health quotes to help you along…
Poet Rupi Kaur is full of inspiring and empowering quotes, often focused around self-esteem and self-worth.
For those placing expectation on themselves.
All On The Board
The All On The Board Instagram account was born out of an idea from two inspiring London Underground employees, who began to write uplifting poems on a board in North Greenwich station. Head to the official Instagram account for a daily dose of positive.
The Calm app is a great tool for mindfulness and self care, but its Instagram account also provides useful tools for worry and anxiety.
Packed with great tips, journal prompts and pointers for dealing with mental health, this therapist-created account is designed specifically to help athletes and creatives manage their wellbeing, but the quotes apply to all of us.
Looking to follow an account that's a hug-on-a-page? Look no further.
Amy McNee of @inspiredtowrite posts a lot of content that makes people feel less alone, especially people pursuing creative passions.
Looking for some daily affirmations to help with your mental health journey? This namesake account, with 1M followers, is the perfect place to start.
This article was originally published on Glamour UK.