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Mental health influencers use their platforms to educate others on the importance of their mental wellness, raise awareness about issues such as depression and anxiety, and provide a comforting environment for thousands of followers. From psychologists to advocates, these mental health influencers create a safe environment for their followers. Take a look as we share the top mental health advocates on Instagram.

Top 12 mental health influencers on Instagram

Nedra Glover Tawwab

Nedra is an accomplished therapist with an audience of 1.8 million Instagram followers. The two-time New York Times best-selling author and licensed therapist posts inspiring words of affirmation and explanatory posts about mental wellness. Her platform serves as a space for individuals to develop a better grasp of mental health issues and learn how to reach out to professionals.

Dr. Mariel Buquè

Mariel is another therapist who shares mental health advice on Instagram. However, she makes it clear that her posts are no substitute for actually visiting a therapist and receiving personalized care. Dr. Mariel fills her feed with her personal advice and words of encouragement that touch on many common mental health issues for more than 260k followers on Instagram.

Hannah Daisy 

Hannah adds her creativity to mental-health-related content with artwork that shines a greater light on mental wellness for more than 153K followers. Hannah is an artist and a member of the LGBTQ+ community focuses on topics like self-care, intrusive thoughts and anxiety.

Beth Evans

Beth is an influencer who uses her art to address mental health in a relatable way.  As the illustrator behind numerous works, including, “I Guess I’ll Write It Down” and “I Can’t Wait to Cancel This,” Beth fills the feeds of more than 503K followers. Her work has a minimalistic style.

Natasha Tracy

Natasha is a mental health writer who has published books discussing bipolar disorder and shares her words of positivity and information with her Instagram followers. Natasha posts tips and inspirational quotes in addition to clips from her podcast, Snap Out of It.

Jessica Clemons, MD

Jessica is a board-certified New York psychiatrist who runs the Instagram account @askdrjess. She uses her account to promote mental health awareness to more than 86.7K followers. She touches on wellness routines, helpful ways to reduce stress, and relatable content.

Danae Mercer

Danae is a mental health advocate with a primary focus on self-love and body positivity. Danae shares her experiences through motherhood and postpartum and her advice on loving your body in all its forms. Her inspiring confidence has caught the eyes of more than 2.3 million followers.

Dr. Alfiee 

Dr. Alfiee is a scientist and the founder of the nonprofit The AAKOMA PROJECT and the Couched in Color podcast. She posts about mental health and wellness for over 28.2K Instagram followers. She shares ways to check on others’ mental health and how to improve daily routines.

Lorin Krenn 

Lorin is a mental health advocate and relationship coach with more than 197K followers. He posts words of advice about relationships. Lorin aims to help others with relationships and in life and does so through his descriptive posts.

Danica Gim

Danica is a mental health advocate who uses her artistic talents to bring to life relatable issues and common mental health topics. More than 265K followers tune in to view her illustrations that depict mental growth and wellness.

Yolanda Renteria

As a professional therapist and speaker, Yolanda helps others break cycles and focus on building strong foundations for mental health. Her popular Instagram has drawn over 220K followers who see her words on ways to better your mentality and advice for those struggling throughout their relationships.

Dr. Emma Hepburn 

Dr. Hepburn is a clinical psychologist on Instagram who posts about wellness and the importance of building strong mental health habits. Not only does Dr. Hepburn speak about brain science, psychology and mental health, but she also posts illustrations that keep her 139K followers engaged and informed.


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