Mental health has assumed much importance in recent times, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic ensued. With the rise in awareness and importance of mental health, more and more people are resorting to various practices that support and enhance mental health, be it their own and even their near and dear ones.
In fact, there are many influencers who are providing solutions and talking people out of stigmas that lace the concept of mental health. Let’s take a look at top Indian mental health influencers, who are inspiring and making lives better, one step at a time.
1. Akansha Bhatia- TheSappyWriter
She talks about serious issues through fun videos, doodles, quotes and cute graphics. Innovative notes and especially her letters to anxiety have garnered many views on Instagram.
2. Sonali Gupta
An author and a clinical psychologist with two decades of experience, Sonali Gupta is all over social media with her commendable work on propagating mental health. Addressing issues like work-life balance, burnout, and corporate stress, she also expertly talks on topics like depression, trauma, and grief.
3. Divija Bhasin
A promoter of seeking help for mental health, Divija cannot be left out when we talk about mental health.
She is one of the most followed mental health propagators by the name of awkwardgoat3. All of her content has been medically approved and she is taking the mental health field by storm by busting myths that are steeped in society.
She describes herself as a friendly neighborhood therapist and tactfully talks on the most serious topics in a funny manner.
4. Ayushee Ghoshal
According to Ayushee, “Mental health is as important as physical health and often the most ignored part of our body,”
To help people realize this, Ayushee helps people struggling with their mental health, through an understanding and sharing of her own struggles with anxiety and depression.
She uses poetry and body affirmations to convey her thoughts on the same.
5. Bhavya Kulshreshtha
Bhavya’s social media handles will re-instill your faith that you can overcome mental health issues. With some wonderful quotes, one-liners, and reminders, she talks about complex issues in a subtle yet touching manner.
6. Rimpa Sarkar
Founder of SentierMind, a mental wellness platform, Rimpa Sarkar is your go-to person when it comes to mental health.
The psychologist talks about different areas of mental health and different conditions like ADHD, obsession with perfection and even topics like neurodivergence and office romance.
7. Aishwarya Chawla
She goes by the name ‘thesemicolonspace’ on Instagram. Aishwarya Chawla uses simple and to-the-point references along with asking pertinent questions to address the most difficult mental health topics.
She stresses self-love and also talks about how to deal with people around us who are struggling with their mental health.