Moving Instagram Account Encourages Users To 'Talk About Mental Health'
Get your phones out now and follow this Instagram account.
Created by graphic designer and art director Jessica Walsh, "Let's Talk About Mental Health" is a website and Instagram page that artistically illustrates personal accounts of mental illness and invites users to share their own.
Jessica felt inclined to share her own mental health story while working on another art project. "I immediately knew what I had to write about: my past struggles with anorexia, depression, and self-harm. I went through these issues for many years, but since I’ve recovered, I’ve kept them a secret from almost everyone," she tells Refinery29.
Others had taken her lead and were more than willing to share accounts of their own. The result is a moving selection of personal stories with an accompanying Instagram account that furthers the project's goal—to lift the stigma surrounding mental health disorders.
Click through this gallery to see the moving images.