The #MyMentalHealthIn5Words hashtag is dark and heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time
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People have taken to Twitter in their thousands today to sum up their mental health in five words, with many finding the bravery to share their struggles with anxiety, depression and OCD with the world.
Whilst it’s easy to scroll through a trending hashtag and forget about it once it’s vanished from the Twitter side bar, this one is the most important we’ve seen in a while – and it’s full of stories that need to be told, and remembered.
From the heartbreaking to the hopeful, we’ve rounded up a few of the Tweets that the #MyMentalHealthIn5Words hashtag brought forth today.
Remember, if you’re in need of some help there are services available and waiting for you - please contact Mind, the mental health charity, or just speak to someone in your life about how you’re feeling. It’s the first step.
Some Tweets provided solid advice for getting through the day:
Bitch, get out of bed. #MyMentalHealthIn5Words— gloria in exCHELSEA's deo (@ChelsWolf) December 18, 2017
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 18, 2017
Finding positivity by sharing positivity. #MyMentalHealthIn5Words— The Travis McElroy (@travismcelroy) December 18, 2017
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Manda Posthumously (@ShutUpAmanda) December 18, 2017
Basically relies on Doctor Who
Improves with every puppy snuggle#MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Lola (@_lola_bee) December 18, 2017
Some were musical...
There's nothing comfortable about numb.#MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Criminal Alien (@barnabyheaton) December 18, 2017
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words Heaven knows i'm miserable now.— Brendan Rogue (@sexistboss) December 18, 2017
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Matthew T. Miller (@mattttmillerrrr) December 18, 2017
Hello Darkness, my old friend
And some were nothing but heartbreaking:
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Seth (@SethShaffer) December 18, 2017
Try to hide with laughter
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words death jokes as coping mechanism— mari christmas (@wthhowell) December 18, 2017
My brain is fucking broken.#MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Nicole Hurley - Please read 'd post! (@DialNforNicole) December 18, 2017
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words Its fine, I’m fine, okay?— Sean O'Donnell (@TheSeanODonnell) December 18, 2017
There were uplifting moments, reminding us that we’re not alone:
Transforming from worrier to warrior. #MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Bailynne Miller (@baytothelynn) December 18, 2017
— YADA Events (@yada_events) December 18, 2017
— TheBloggess (@TheBloggess) December 18, 2017
— IDONTMIND (@IDONTMIND) December 18, 2017
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words— Colby Cornell (@ColbyCornell) December 18, 2017
And some that summed up the most important message of all:
Here are some resources to consider if you're struggling with your mental health: www.youngminds.org.uk/ www.rethink.org/mental-health
It's okay to not be okay #MyMentalHealthIn5Words— GEORGINAISGROOVY (@LUSHISGROOVY) December 18, 2017
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