We have seen some great depression related twitter accounts over the past few days and wanted to share a couple with you.
Mind are the UK’s leading mental health charity and their twitter account posts some great reads. They wont hound your timeline with posts but what they do put up is worthy of a read. We are big fans of Stephen Fry here who is Mind’s patron, and also worth following @StephenFry
The Mind website (www.mind.org) is also a great resource for people struggling with depression or other mental health problems. Mind’s mission is to raise awareness and campaign for improvements to services and promote a better understanding of mental health.
By pairing you with a buddy the BuddyProject aims to help prevent suicide, self harm and eating disorders by giving a way to communicate with others who feel the same, or who want to offer their support.
I have seen a lot of superb projects and I feel this one really is so simple and effective that it deserves as much promotion as it can get. You can sign up for a buddy at http://smarturl.it/buddy
Emma is a mum of 6 and blogs about Mental Health on her site www.jigsawparenting.com
Some of the stories her readers send in are heart warming, some are moving but all of them give a view of mental health from another’s perspective which makes for a great read and a fantastic community.
An online agony aunt, anonymous blogging and a Facebook group makes this site a great resource for those looking for support, an outlet or to discuss topics they would otherwise struggle to talk about with others. Check out the site and don’t forget to follow on twitter for updates.
These sketches are superb – used as a way to document a journey through depression.
We love the doodle’s and they are going to be printed and available soon – so check out this account and pick up some creative uniqueness.
May is on a mission – to eradicate the sigma around children & young adult mental illnesses.
In her words: “I set up the It’s OK Campaign to try to create a place where young people could see that they were not alone – and to emphasise the importance of being open about mental illness. That there is nothing to be ashamed of and It’s OK to talk about.”
Check out the website too at www.itsokcampaign.co.uk
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