10 Instagram Accounts Changing The Conversation Around Black Mental Health
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10 Instagram Accounts Changing The Conversation Around Black Mental Health

The key to a happy life is getting your mental health in check!

While this generation is certainly more open to mental health practices, the Black community still has a ways to go when it comes to changing the narrative around all aspects of our health.

That’s right, just because you can’t physically see a difference when it comes to mental health, it’s important to pay attention to how you feel.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we here at AfroTech have compiled a list of Instagram accounts that will keep your sanity in check.

BLACK GIRL IN OM

This is a “space for women of color to breathe easy,” founded by Lauren Ash. The global platform offers holistic wellness workshops that include everything from body-restoring yoga to journaling. It also includes “The Circle” a digital initiative that provides its members with guided meditations, journaling prompts, and thought exercises to continue to uphold the global community of Black women and women of color.

 

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CHAPTER HARMONY

If you’re looking for love or just a life filled with harmony this is the place to be. Founder Ryen Watkins has created a place “for the Black Womxn who deserves to be paid, loved and rested in high favor.” Her platform includes affirmations and mantras that allow its audiences to manifest the life they deserve!

THATNEWPEACE

A huge part of taking care of your sanity includes healing from what may have hurt you. ThatNewPeace was built by Destini Uma’jje to “provide self-? experiences that keep WOC holistically nurtured, connected and lit.” If you’re seeking a tribe of women dedicated to becoming their best selves, this is the place to be. You’ll learn more about users’ own respective journeys through the recently launched “Bamboo Szn” series and there’s even insight on meditation, yoga, dance, you name it to help you along the way!

 

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BLACK MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE

There’s just something about healing within a community that feels right! Black Mental Health Alliance is community-based membership organization that was created to develop and sponsor educational programs that support well-being within the Black community.

THERAPY FOR BLACK GIRLS

Seeking a therapist no longer has to be a pain point thanks to this space created by psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. Therapy For Black Girls is on a mission to destigmatize mental health issues for Black women and provide them with resources like virtual therapy, Q&A sessions with experts, and more!

THE NAP MINISTRY

There is so much power in rest and this account is proof of that. Poet and performance artist Tricia Hersey dives deep into the liberation that comes from the power of rest by underlining sleep deprivation as both a racial and social issue. She provides tools like her grief and healing Spotify playlist, strategies for more restorative rest, and education around Black liberation.

 

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LIGHT WATKINS

We cannot be out fighting for justice in the streets without working through the emotions that come with it. Meditation expert Light Watkins shares videos with tips on how to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that we’re still facing, along with how to confront what seems like the never-ending issues of racism plaguing the nation.

 

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MICHELL C CLARK

It’s amazing what a simple affirmation can do to change your life. From reminders that you are already enough to tips on how to set boundaries, Michell C Clark creates a space to remind us to be gentle with ourselves conveniently located right on social media.

THE HOOD HEALER

She may ruffle some feathers, but Imani Cohen has the game on lock when it comes to holistic practices designed specifically with us in mind. Whether she’s breaking down the world of astrology, providing tips to keep your immune system intact while we still face the uncertainties of COVID-19, or providing healing practices to be an asset to the Black community, you can count on The Hood Healer to unapologetically give insight on the betterment of our people.

 

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DIVE IN WELL

Launched by Maryam Ajayi, this account addresses the necessity for more diversity in the wellness industry. This entrepreneur and energy healer offers consulting, digital workshops, and workbooks to provide both individuals and businesses with the tools they need to be more inclusive in the space.

 

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