mental health awareness

Twitter Users Share What #MyDepressionLooksLike to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Noni understands.
Noni understands.

May is Mental Health Month, and while depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses are slowly shedding their stigma, we’ve still got a long way to go.

If you think living with depression, panic attacks, OCD, and/or other disorders must be difficult, consider adding a big heaping helping of shame on top of it; it’s nearly unbearable. The Twitter hashtag #mydepressionlookslike offers an illuminating peek at how people cope with the disorder; the aim is to dispel misconceptions about depression and what it feels like versus what it might look like — or what you think it looks like. It’s enlightening to see how others manage, and it’s incredible helpful to know you’re not alone. Other helpful hashtags are #myanxietylookslike and #mentalillnessfeelslike, which encompass a broader range of experiences. Check out Mental Health America for more resources.

Twitter Users Share What #MyDepressionLooksLike