About This Tool
We know about the symptoms of mental illness - but what does it really feel like to have one? Real people use their own words to describe everything from depression to body dysmorphia. It's powerful and moving, and you can join if you have a social media account.
About the Creator
Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.
This is a social media aggregator, which means it borrows any content posted on Twitter or Instagram (for example) that uses the #mentalillnessfeelslike hashtags. There are different privacy policies for each social media site. If you use the optional sharing feature, we may ask for some information for our email system, but it's optional and up to you.
This is not a substitute for treatment. We do moderate content to the best of our ability. It is also intended for a mature audience.
Website/Contact Info for Questions/Complaints: firstname.lastname@example.org