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These creative Instagram accounts will help your state of mind

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How we start our mornings can change how our day will go. Undeniably, most of us developed the habit of scrolling through social media once we wake up. Little did we know that what we consume online could make or break whatever is going on in this head of ours. 

Instead of impulsively shopping online, or consider staring at a photo of Manila Bay to preserve your mental health, try turning to artworks and words that you could find comfort in. The list below contains illustrations by artists who understand the repetitive cycle of overthinking, anxiety, and other battles we face with our inner demons. 

1. Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Let’s Talk About Mental Health was founded by Jessica Walsh, a creative director from New York. Upon sharing her personal struggles with mental health, this project started in 2016 when she created a website to invite people to share their honest accounts. At the same time, she gathers quotes from their stories, pairs them with a matching illustration, and posts them on Instagram. 



2. Worry Lines

Worry Lines describe its drawings as mildly uplifting, oddly comforting, and too relevant. The artist behind the account remains anonymous, but in an interview with Vulture, she shares her thoughts on committing to posting every day. 

‘Every second day I regret it. And on every third Thursday of the month I think, What’s this all about then? But overall I really like it. And I like that other people seem to like it, too. Makes me feel like I’m offering something to someone somewhere,’ she said.

 

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3. Slimy Oddity

Slimy Oddity has a recognizable red character that appears in their drawings, and sometimes it is joined by similar-looking buddies that multiply into different colors. The illustrations aim to induce positive vibes while injecting psychedelic and awakened insight into their work to bring hope and inner change to their followers, as described in their official website.

 

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4. Crazy Head Comics

Crazy Head Comics has produced cartoons that discuss topics like depersonalization, signs of unhealthy friendships, and how unhealed trauma can appear. A Swedish artist and mental health advocate, Matilda Heindow, created the account to promote mental illness education and share her confessional writings.

According to The Adelaide Life, she has spent a considerable amount of time in her young adult life in therapy and medication, but she stays unfazed and won’t allow her condition to dim her light. 

5. Alessandra Olanow

Alessandra Olanow’s Instagram account is full of different illustrations about the mental grapples that she experienced and a few gentle reminders. An illustrator and self-proclaimed irregular sleeper, Olanow published a book titled I Used to Have A Plan. In the book, you’ll see similar illustrations that show her go beyond experiences of unexpected change and loss, the struggle to build oneself up again, and the evolution of pain as it moves towards healing as per The Grace Tales

 

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6. Doot Doodles

You’ll see an amalgamation of drawings involving frogs, eggs, sharks, and objects with smiley faces on Doot Doodle‘s Instagram page. The doodles are paired with relatable sayings such as “Oh no! I’m alone with my thoughts again!” and “Giving up is a trick! *buyer beware*”. Behind the account is Caroline, a freelance digital illustrator from Brooklyn, New York. Her work is mainly inspired by pop art portraiture, mental health advocacy, internet culture, and tiny smiley faces.

 

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7. Subliming

Started as an exploration of her feelings, artist Tessa Forrest ended up putting out experimental typefaces and glowy-looking gradients. She takes quotes and spiritual teachings to remake them into her own version of typographical art.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, she shared that playing with shapes, hues, and typography is calming and puts her in a trance. Subliming‘s Instagram page continues to grow with over half a million followers, including Dua Lipa and Ariana Grande. 

 

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8. Dinos and Comics

Their bio says it all: a comic about depressed dinosaurs who find hope in each other. You’ll see the dinos navigate through several situations as they deal with the predicament they are caught up in. The authors behind Dinos and Comics are a Canadian writer named James and a Finnish artist who goes by K.

‘They are mostly focused on friends and loved ones because as helpful as drugs can be, we think the support of those around you is key to coping with mental health issues,’ the creators of the series told Bored Panda

 

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9. The Sad Ghost Club

The Sad Ghost Club started in 2014 when Lize Meddings experimented with a comic about two lovers at a Halloween party – a skeleton and a ghost. Her drawings were initially published into a graphic novel until she created more and posted them on Instagram.

Her art focuses on spreading positive awareness of mental health for “ghosties” or followers to relate with. A few years later, the project expanded into a group. Joining her are Jack (store manager) and Ben (social media), who helps out in The Sad Ghost Club‘s comics, apparel, and merchandise. 

10. Beth Evans

Having experienced anxiety herself, artist Beth Evans created comics that creatively articulated the topic and other mental health concerns. Some of her works also focus on self-love and body image. The ever-recurring drawing is what she calls a “blob,” the black and white figure that is the star of her work. 

“I hope people can gain a better understanding of what it’s like to have anxiety and what it feels like, and for people who have anxiety, I hope that it can be something people can relate to,” Evans told The Huffington Post.

 

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