How To Spread Mental Health Awareness

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Mental health is an issue that does not get enough attention. There are many misconceptions about mental illness, which leads to the problem of people staying silent and feeling ashamed. Furthermore, many people lack knowledge of how to help someone who might be struggling with mental illness. There are so many ways you can spread mental health awareness! Here’s what you can do:

1. Social Media:

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Social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, is a great way to spread mental health awareness. Here are some great hashtags you can use on social media:

The most important thing to remember is that you should not feel pressured to share anything online if you do not want to. It might be useful for someone else, but it also might make you uncomfortable or unhappy, so please only share what you are comfortable with! Also, oversharing details about your personal life may seem like a good idea at the time but trust me when I say this will affect how others see you in the long run, you will not be taken seriously.

2. Cosplay:

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Many cosplays of characters with mental illness are done for costume competitions and conventions; by creating your own cosplay that has to do with mental health you can spread awareness about an important issue! If you choose to do this, please keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with having/having had a mental illness yourself! It’s more powerful if it comes from someone who has had experience with these issues. Everyone knows somebody who suffers or has suffered from some sort of mental illness so making one of your favorite comic book heroes mentally ill would be great because everyone knows who they are! Anybody can get behind any character they have a story behind them which is what makes cosplaying so great!

3. Hospitals:

Visiting a local hospital in your community is another way in which you can spread mental health awareness by sharing stories with patients. Volunteering in hospitals or within your community, in general, can be a great platform for spreading awareness about mental health. This is because people are able to get the help they need at that point in time, rather than having problems build up over long periods of time. If you are not comfortable speaking to people who may have a mental illness, consider volunteering for less intense programs, such as toy donations or even food donations! There’s usually plenty of opportunities out there if you look hard enough!

4. Reality TV:

Reality TV shows are not exactly known for being high quality or dealing with serious matters. However, if you watch these shows with the intention of spreading mental health awareness, it might be a good way to get your message across! Reality TV stars usually have an audience which is why making them aware of the issue could lead to good things. Take, for example, Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad and how this led her to release a public apology after people were outraged by the commercial. Regardless of whether she was truly sorry or just doing that because it fit best with her image is up for argument but there is no doubt that this would not have happened if she had not been under such heavy scrutiny throughout social media and other mediums. Celebrities can be made aware of these problems if enough people speak out about them, so please do!

5. Youtube:

Making videos that deal with mental health issues is another great way to spread awareness about this important subject! You don’t have to be a famous comedian or actor in order for your videos to be seen by millions of people; there are plenty of tutorials and informative videos out there which teach you how to make something or teach you something in general. You could also create interesting stories based on characters who have mental illness in them. These could be fiction or non-fiction depending on your preference but whatever you choose, it should be well thought out and not offensive when dealing with the sensitive topic of mental illness.


We hope you’ve enjoyed this article on how to spread mental health awareness. We encourage you to share with your friends, family members, and social media followers the importance of periodically checking in with yourself or others for signs of depression or anxiety. It can be difficult but it is important that we all do our part to reduce stigma around mental illness by spreading messages about self-care and support.

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