Talking About Mental Health on Instagram

Instagram is the go-to social site for showing how perfect your burrito/sunset/outfit/life is, so it’s an unlikely place to come across confessions from people struggling with mental health issues.

Maybe that’s why the internet is going gaga over the insta feed of graphic designer Jessica Walsh. She told Refinery29 that she struggled with depression, anorexia, and self-harm for years, but kept her issues a secret after her recovery. Until now.

Through @letstalkaboutmentalhealth, Jessica is turning people’s experience with mental health issues into art. She proves that a) everything looks better with good design and b) mental health is everyone’s issue.

See for yourself and share your story.