Content reviewed and updated: 1/6/22
Five Top Mental Health Content Creators
No one should feel alone in their mental health journey. Even if you already have a mental health provider you can confide in, it’s important to find a community that resonates with you. If you’re not sure where to find these communities, look no further. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite mental health content creators.
Whether you’re looking to engage with positive conversations or learn more about managing your mental health, you’re sure to find relatable content from these creators that inspires and educates. The next time you find yourself in a state of mindless scrolling, keep these mental health content creators in mind so you can focus your feed on more purposeful content.
Charlotte is a mental health advocate from Oslo, Norway. She has ADHD, autism, Ehlers-Danos syndrome, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). She calls her alter ego “The Spectrum Girl”, hence her social media handle. Her colorful feed highlights her journey with autistic burnout and late diagnosis.
At the end of 2019, she made the decision to take her mental health seriously and start her journey with therapy. In May 2020, she started her Instagram account @thespectrumgirl to help educate others dealing with similar mental health conditions. She posts various tips, tricks, and informative posts on all the highs and lows of mental health.
Whether you need help with dealing with autistic burnout or inspiration to embrace your mental health, you’re sure to find a sense of vulnerability and community with Charlotte.
Coby Watts is an electronic dance music DJ, a podcast host, and an ADHD content creator. He has created a thriving community on Instagram and TikTok to share his mental health journey with others. On his personal Instagram account, @cobywattsmusic, you’ll find glimpses of his fitness journey, detailed infographics, and funny yet relatable videos about ADHD and mental health. On his other account, @adhd_things, you’ll find content that uses humour and relatable memes to talk about mental health and all things ADHD.
With 700k followers on TikTok and 135k followers on Instagram, Coby is on a mission to spark positive conversation around mental health. He often shares his story about his mindset before he started his mental health journey. You can also find Coby on Patreon at the Mindset Tribe, where he hosts discussions with other like-minded creators.
Dr. Mariel Buqué, @dr.marielbuque
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Trauma can cause long-term chronic, psychological consequences. The good news is, psychological interventions can help prevent these long-term effects. If you’re looking for deeper insight on trauma therapy, you might appreciate @dr.marielbuque’s Instagram carousels of coping strategies, self-love mantras, thought-provoking questions and educational posts.
Dr. Mariel Buqué is a psychologist who graduated from Columbia University. She specializes in intergenerational trauma, which passes down from generation to generation. Her goal is to help others let go of their emotional suffering and share reframing strategies for negative feelings or thoughts. After a quick visit to her profile, you’ll leave feeling more confident in your healing journey.
She covers many topics through her Instagram stories series “Ask Dr. Mari”, like ancestral wisdom, trauma triggers, forgiveness and more. If Instagram isn’t your platform of choice, Dr. Mari also has a weekly email newsletter with coping tips for you to practice. On TikTok, Dr. Mari shares her knowledge on trauma and therapy in the form of “tea sessions”, in which she pours herself a cup of tea and hosts mini therapy-like sessions.
Dr. Brendan Nierenberg, @dreadbehemoth
Growing up, Brendan Nierenberg thought he wanted to become a chef. One day, his high school counselor pulled him aside and pointed out Brendan’s strengths dealing with interpersonal relationships. From that moment, Brendan felt a calling to become a therapist. He completed his master’s and his doctorate degree, with a dissertation on a treatment module for Video Game Addiction. Today, Brendan is a full-time Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.
He started his private practice in 2020 because he gained a huge following on social media. Now, @dreadbehemoth has over 750k+ followers on TikTok and 64.3k followers on Instagram. He shares content focused on therapy, relationship problems, and various mental health conditions. You can also find glimpses of his personal interests, like anime cosplay and exploring the psychology behind popular characters like Batman.
Kate Speer, @Kate_Speer
If you love dogs, you’ll love Kate Speer’s service dogs, Wafflenugget and Tugboat. Waffle is a Bernese Mountain dog that has the warmest smile. Tugboat, an English Labrador Retriever, is Waffle’s sister and Kate’s service-dog-in-training. Kate lives with chronic PTSD, ADHD, and high functioning depression. Both Waffle and Tug help her navigate her daily life while living with these conditions. With over 44k followers on Instagram and a strong fanbase for her service dogs, Kate isn’t afraid to share her mental health struggles. You can find the full, detailed timeline of her mental health diagnoses and treatment in her story.
Kate spends her time advocating for the many benefits of having a service dog. She is also the CEO of @thedogist, a social media and digital storytelling platform for dogs. Inspired by Humans of New York, The Dogist has become a happy place on the internet for 3.7 million dog lovers. Whether you’re looking for adorable dog photos or mental health tips and motivation, Kate’s dog-filled feed will soothe your soul.
Find your community through mental health content creators
Social media plays a large role in many of our lives, so it’s important to find a space where you can connect with others. We hope that these creators help bring some more positivity to your feed.
One key tip to filter out the noise on social media is to figure out what content can most help you. Looking for more ADHD-focused content? There are ADHD content creators who focus on providing ADHD-specific tips and tricks. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s bound to be an online community out there tailored to your needs.