Self care

Studies suggesting a link between excessive use of social media and poor mental wellbeing, leading even to anxiety and depression, are well documented. Less often the subject of research, however, is the potential for social media to create communities and safe spaces where mental wellbeing may flourish. In a previous blog post we've talked about the inequalities Black people face when accessing mental health support and a lack of mental health organisations whose support is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Black community. One step towards mental wellbeing could be to promote self care that faces up to some of unique challenges encountered by Black people. Here are some Black mental health advocates/therapists to follow now!


@anxiousblackgirlcomics

@realtalk.therapist

@thrive_withmeg

@Dr.Mayus

@therapywhileblack

@blackgirlshaveanxietytoo

@developingnoire

@blackandembodied

@somethingnewwithshanti