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5 Mental Health Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

Updated: Feb 9

✎ Written by: Dubravka Rebic ✓ Fact-checked by: Carola Tuerk, Ph.D.

Never in history did we have free access to such valuable mental health content that could help us improve our well-being. The digital age evolution made it possible for mental health influencers to share their knowledge with millions of others in need and help them overcome their struggles.

Some of these Instagram advocates are doctors and clinical psychologists, and some are individuals that can also share valuable and helpful advice based on their personal journeys or struggles.

Nevertheless, they are all on the same mission: to provide people with powerful tools and the right kind of psychological support. And while the tools that they share are not a replacement for professional help, they can serve as valuable assets in our mental health toolkits.

In order to help you choose which ones to follow, we singled out five mental health social media accounts with content that could provide you with valuable advice on how to improve your well-being.

1. @the.holistic.psychologist

The face behind this page is a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera. Her work has gained a cult following for providing people with actionable tools on how to gain more self-awareness and overcome mental health struggles.

​​"I was trained that all people can do is basically manage symptoms. I wish I had been taught more about trauma, epigenetics, and the importance of conscious awareness. These are things I teach every day now because they lead to immense healing", said Dr. LePera.

Here’s what we love about @the.holistic.psychologist:

  • Complex psychological concepts are broken down into bite-sized pieces that correlate with our day-to-day experiences.

  • The way the content is shared reminds us of real-life conversations.

Follow Dr. Nicole LePera on Instagram:

Dr. Nicole LePera is also sharing her knowledge on TikTok, YouTube, and she has a podcast.

2. @dr.julie