This is probably not news to you, but social media can sometimes make a person feel bad. Peopleâ€™s posts are almost always designed to make it seem as though theyâ€™re living their best possible lives which can easily lead to feelings of insecurity and inadequacy in the people viewing them. Itâ€™s hard not to compare your own life unfavorably to the well-curated feeds of some of your friendsâ€™ Instagrams and Facebook pages.
But not all Instagrammers use the platform the same way. Artist Kate Alan, who struggles with anxiety and depression, is using her own Instagram to share what she learns in therapy, turned into adorable drawings. Her feed, @thelatestkate, features sweet illustrations filled with words of truth and encouragement.
She points out the universal truth that depression lies to us and makes us believe things that arenâ€™t true.
And she reminds us that itâ€™s okay to be scared sometimes.
She urges us to be all right knowing weâ€™re trying our best.
Working towards mental health may not be easy, but itâ€™s definitely worth it.
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Swipe left to read the comic! Mindfulness can be useful for literally E V E R Y O N E, but I found it particularly helpful for anxietyâ€“ this exercise got me out of the house and functioning again. #comic #comics #mindfulness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmemes #wholesome #comicstrip #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #depressionmemes #depressionrecovery #anxietyrelief #anxietymemes #anxietyhelp #recoveryispossible
In aten-panel comic she uses a bunny to teach people about the benefits of mindfulness.
#Mindfulness can be useful for literally— TheLatestKate (@tlkateart) February 28, 2019
E V E R Y O N E, but I found it particularly helpful for #anxietyâ€“ this exercise got me out of the house and functioning again. 1 of 3 pic.twitter.com/inb7ZCFWfs