In the last four years, I’ve found myself tweeting about mental health. A lot. I’ve gained a lot of followers on Twitter and I’ve started writing more on my blog. My Twitter following totals around 2,700 and my blog has a readership of over 1,700.
Ive found that Twitter is a great way to reach a lot of people, but a lot of people are using Twitter to “manage” their mental health. A lot of people are still suffering because they don’t have the skills to handle mental health issues and are so resistant to seeking help. Twitter is still a great tool because it connects those suffering with others in need and helps them find others suffering too.
Mental health is a tricky issue for Twitter because there are a lot of different forms of it. In general, there are two ways to tell if someone is suffering because they have a mental health issue: 1) they are experiencing their symptoms and 2) they are displaying signs of a mental health problem that is affecting their life that the tweets you see are symptoms of. For example, if you are suffering from anxiety, it’s likely because you are overthinking it and that thinking is affecting your life.
This is exactly what many people say they are suffering from Twitter, or that their mental health is suffering. However, it is also true that not all people who tweet are experiencing their symptoms in the same way.
People suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues all the time. Some people suffer from some of these symptoms more than others. If you suffer from depression, I can tell you that I suffer from it. Anxiety is something I can’t control myself and that can also kill me.
Mental health tweets are as varied as the people who write them. Some people talk about their anxiety, some people talk about their depression, some people talk about their loneliness, some people talk about their anger. It’s always good to know that we can find hope. Sometimes people are just so busy they forget there are other people who care about them.
A mental health tweet is a tweet that doesn’t just use the word ‘tweet’ to mean’send a message to someone on Twitter.
As with most social media sites, there are a lot of Twitter users out there who use the hashtag #mentalhealthtweets. Some of them actually have mental health issues, but they are very active and they are often very much aware and able to say what they need. Other people are just trying to be funny or informative and it’s a bit of a shame that it sometimes gets taken the wrong way.
I really like tweets that are just silly and fun and a lot of them are really clever too. People like to tell you about their mental health struggles, and those tweets have often been very interesting to read. It’s especially fun that they’re not just about mental illness, but also about anything that crosses the line into social isolation, from depression to alcoholism to schizophrenia.