7 Social Media Accounts to Follow for Different Mental Health Needs
Therapy is not one size fits all, and while there is no substitute or replacement for scheduling a therapy session, there are lots of useful tools and resources that support improving mental health.
The beauty of therapy is that there is a therapist for any issue you could possibly need help to address or resolve—whether you need a therapist for your own inner self work, a relationship therapist to help you navigate building a life with a love interest, a family therapist to help you improve your parenting or to blend your family, or a therapist to help you troubleshoot or enhance your sex life—there is a therapist for everyone and every need!
To highlight the diversity that exists in therapy, we’ve put together a list of therapy-related and therapist-specific accounts to consider according to your personal therapy need(s). We encourage you to follow these accounts to learn more about what they have to offer and how each might benefit and empower you on your journey to a mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy life.
1. Black Mental Wellness
Mental Health is Wealth. When it comes to prioritizing your mental health, it helps
to follow accounts that promote similar interests. Black Mental Wellness was founded
by four Black female doctors: Dr. Nicole Cammack, Dr. Danielle Busby, Dr.
Dana Cunningham, and Dr. Jessica Henry with the mission “to provide access to
evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health
topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health
professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.” On
their social media account, you’ll find lots of informative posts on a variety of mental
health related topics, in-person and virtual event information, ways to get involved in
promoting the importance of mental health, and engaging giveaways to raise mental
2. Black Female Therapists
Representation Matters. Black Americans are disproportionately represented in
therapy, both as therapists and as patients, and people from underrepresented
communities are often unable to find mental healthcare providers who look like them or
share their cultural experiences. Amber Dee is a Licensed Professional Counselor who
founded Black Female Therapists after having a difficult time finding a therapist of her
own. Not only does BFT provide a platform for Black women and men to find
therapists they relate to, but it also provides a space for Black mental health
professionals to showcase themselves and the services they have to offer communities
of color. Black Female Therapists is the perfect social media page to follow if you’re a
person of color seeking a therapist who looks like you with the increased possibility of
relating to you!
3. Dr. Mariel Buqué
Holistic therapy for your whole self. Mental health care comes in all shapes and
sizes, and Dr. Mariel Buqué is the page to follow for wholistic therapy content. She is a
Licensed Psychologist, holistic mental health expert, and sound bath healer who focuses
on healing and recovery from intergenerational trauma using sound medicine. Her
social media is full of tips that help shift perspective and replacement phraseology as
you learn a new way of living that supports long-term healing.
4. Latinx Therapy
A bilingual therapy network that speaks your language. With underrepresented
communities unable to find mental healthcare providers who look like them or share
their cultural experiences also comes the added barrier of finding mental healthcare
providers who speak their client’s native language. With an aim to build a bridge
across the language barrier that exists when seeking Spanish-speaking mental health
services, Adriana Alejandre founded Latinx Therapy to connect native Spanish
speakers with mental health professionals who also speak Spanish. In addition to
providing a directory of bilingual therapists servicing the Latinx community, Latinx
Therapy provides tips, tools, and a wealth of mental health information via its social
media and podcast platform.
5. The Secure Relationship
Therapy isn’t just for broken or struggling relationships. Joining your life with the
life of another person is no easy feat, and it doesn’t come with a manual. To help
couples at any stage in their relationship, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Julie
Menanno, created The Secure Relationship for relationship healing. Her content
provides practical skills and scripts to help couples navigate building a healthy and
secure relationship—even if marriage does not apply. Her page is full of simple
illustrations that highlight what many couples do ineffectively, accompanied by
beneficial replacement behavior and language to effect positive change between you
and your partner.
6. Queer Sex Therapy
A resource for sex therapy that is inclusive. In a world that is experiencing
necessary cultural shifts around gender and sexuality, it is essential that mental health
practices and practitioners also shift to be more inclusive. Answering that call, Casey
Tanner founded Queer Sex Therapy. It’s an essential page to follow for access to
evidence-based research, queer-affirming care, and pleasure activism with the goal of
cultivating powerful relationships. The beauty in its inclusivity is that it extends to non-
queer allies as well, with goals to expand individually and institutionally limited
mindsets and foster courageous behavior that will ultimately empower meaningful
change around gender and sexuality.
7. Dr. Becky at Good Inside
Conscious parents don’t just raise themselves. Many parents aim to raise kids
with childhoods they won’t have to recover from during adulthood. Sometimes, doing
that requires breaking generational traumas they endured themselves. Other parents
realize parenting doesn’t come with a manual and that it truly takes a village to raise a
generation healthier than the one before it. While your own parents may have done
the best they could with the resources they had, Dr. Becky at Good Inside is making it
easier to do better than parents before you by utilizing family therapy as a resource.
Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist who provides a fresh perspective on
conscious parenting and is full of insight, tips, tools, and strategies for any and all
parents seeking to improve their parent-child relationship with their child(ren). Whether
you are considering parenthood, new to parenting, or a veteran parent, this page has
something for everyone to benefit from!
Mental health is invaluable to who we are as people and as a society. Every one of us deserves to have access to resources and services that meet our needs, which are just as unique and diverse as we are individually. As mental health services and therapy become more accessible, licensed professionals and organizations are using social media as a tool to provide supplemental resources, which make it possible to find mental health supports and therapists that are just right for you.
While there is no replacement or substitution for therapy with a licensed professional, having these accounts as resources at your fingertips allow you to prioritize your mental health without delay. Follow an account that’s good for your mind and heart today, and if you’re not already following Badass Black Girl, be sure to follow our social media page for inspirational content that both empowers and uplifts!
Meloni Capria is a Wisconsin native who currently resides in Texas with her wife, 10-year-old son, and their three pet Yorkies. Her professional background is in Secondary Education and English Language Arts and Reading. She currently serves in the role of Editorial Assistant at Mango Publishing Group and is a collaborative partner at DOPE Publishing. She enjoys writing, watching movies, and all things related to marriage, parenting, and family.