Social media is a powerful tool. Around Crisis Text Line HQ, we like to say social media is like a lightsaber. And, we think we can most definitely use it as a force for good. In this day and age, social platforms can push ideas and start conversations. From anxiety and depression to the importance of a self-care break, the internet has all the mental health-related hot takes. Whether you’re an active user or not, the influence is indisputable. We rounded up ten of our favorite tweets relating to mental health from this week.
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i hope 2020 is a better mental health year for everyone <3
— ???? (@astrarchi) November 1, 2019
your anxiety is lying to you, you are loved and you’re gonna be okay.
— ????????????????????????????. (@mauiesocito) November 1, 2019
-sleeping more than usual
-switching at people for no reason
-wanting to be alone
-saying no to plans
-need for reassurance
-low self esteem
& so much more
Check on your friends.
— Benny James (@Beno_ldn) October 31, 2019
To relax before any potentially anxiety-ridden experience, try square breathing: Inhale to the count of four, hold to the count of four, exhale to the count of four, and hold for four. With practice, you can increase each side of the “square” to a count of eight or even twenty. https://t.co/zzP5tRn4Ut
— Mike Pollock (@itsamike) October 31, 2019
“We have such amazing women out there like @jameelajamil saying ‘I’m not trying to spread body positivity, I’m trying to spread body neutrality, where I can sit here and not think about what my body is looking like.’” — Taylor [@Beats1] pic.twitter.com/eG8O1wbawl
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) October 30, 2019
Just got off the ???? after speaking to an old friend who is battling loneliness and depression. SM is an important tool, but sometimes, all one needs to do is to pick up a phone and call. Virtual contact is no replacement for a real life connection!
— Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) November 1, 2019
Feeling anxious? Text #741741 for someone to talk to. We're here. ????: @twentysevenlkld pic.twitter.com/WpbKAHBOrZ
— Crisis Text Line (@CrisisTextLine) October 26, 2019
i can’t explain it but this is what going back to your therapist after not going in months feels like https://t.co/rmP1OQ4siF
— Orion Carloto (@orionnichole) November 1, 2019
unhealthy coping mechanisms can keep you from maximizing the full potential of your heart, your love, your work.
don’t let the past rob you of your present joy—see a therapist, explore alternative therapuetic models. it’s okay to look outside of yourself for care and love.
— Joel Leon. (@JoelakaMaG) November 1, 2019