200+ Mental Health Hashtags (And Banned Hashtags) for Instagram

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With so many mental health hashtags on Instagram to choose from, it’s overwhelming to find the best, most engaging one.

Hashtags are an awesome way to find like-minded people, and Instagram has an amazing community of mental health warriors.

There are so many people who openly talk about mental illnesses, personal development, and body positivity.

We’re all working towards a common goal, and we try to be there for each other, lifting each other up.

The mental health community has been a huge lifeline for me in my recovery. They’re some of the most supportive people I’ve ever met, and I haven’t even met them in person!

Whether you’re a mental health blogger, current advocate, or aspiring advocate, here are 200+ mental health hashtags, as well as hashtags you shouldn’t be using, for Instagram to help you boost your following and connect with others.

Banned Mental Health Hashtags

It might come as a shock, but there are numerous mental health hashtags that are banned by Instagram. And it seems like nearly every week, there is a new banned hashtag.

Unfortunately, #depression, #eatingdisorder, #suicideawareness, #bpd, hashtags including self-harm and self-injury, and several others are banned.

A quick way for you to know if a hashtag is banned is by searching for the hashtag on Instagram. If there is no option to follow the hashtag, then that hashtag is banned.

Another quick way to know if your intended hashtag is banned is if you get a Content Advisory popup when you search for it.

If you’re trying to gain followers, it’s important to mention that if you use even just one banned hashtag, your post might not be seen by anybody else than the people who are following you.

Other Mental Health Hashtags You Probably Should Not Use

I think it’s also important to know that if you’re using hashtags with more than 500,000 posts (especially over 1 million), it’ll be difficult for your post to be seen.

Hashtags like #mentalhealth, #mentalillness, and #anxiety have millions of posts. 

These hashtags are oversaturated, and they’ll make it much more difficult for your post to be seen.

On the contrary, it’ll be hard to get engagement on hashtags that have under 10,000 posts.

Either way, you will not see as much engagement on your post, because your potential following are not finding you from hashtags.

I’ve found that the sweet spot is using hashtags from 10,000 to 500,000. I also highly recommend switching up your hashtags with each picture you post. 

Now on for the list of amazing mental health hashtags you should be using on Instagram.

200+ Mental Health Hashtags to Connect with Others

Mental Health Advocate | Mental Health Bloggers | Depression | Anxiety | Panic Attacks | Social Anxiety | Phobias | OCD | Bipolar | Borderline Personality Disorder | Schizophrenia | Eating Disorders | Addiction | Self-Care | Self-Love

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

#endthestigma

#endthestigmaofmentalhealth

#stopthestigma

#stopstigma

#breakthestigma

#stigmafree

#wellnesswarrior

#wellnessadvocate

#mentalhealthmatters

#mentalhealthwarrior

#mentalhealthsupport

#mentalhealthrecovery

#1in4

#sicknotweak

#recoveryisworthit

#recoveryispossible

#itsgoodtotalk

#talkaboutit

#reachout

#notalone

#mentalhealthawareness

#mentalillnessrecovery

#mentalhealthadvocate

#mentalillness

#mentalhealthtips

#yourenotalone

#youarenotalone

 

MENTAL HEALTH BLOGGERS

#mentalhealthblogger

#mentalhealthbloggers

#mentalhealthblog

#mhbloggers

#mhblogger

#mhblog

#wellnessblogger

 

DEPRESSION

#depressionhelp

#depressionawareness

#depressionsupport

#depressionwarrior

#depressionisreal

#thereishope

#itsokaynottobeokay

#itsokaynottobeok

#itsoktonotbeokay

#itsokaytonotbeokay

#yourstoryisnotover

#suicideprevention

#suicidepreventionday

#suicidepreventionmonth

#worldsuicidepreventionday

#seekhelp

#depressionandanxiety

#mooddisorder

 

ANXIETY

#anxietyanddepression

#anxietyhelp

#anxietyrelief

#anxietyquote

#anxietyproblems

#anxietyawareness

#anxietyrecovery

#anxietysupport

#anxietyfighter

#anxietyisreal

#anxietywarrior

#anxietymanagement

#anxietysucks

#anxietytips 

#anxietyfree

#anxietydisorders

#anxietyreducer

#overcominganxiety

#anxious

#generalizedanxietydisorder

 

ANXIETY ATTACKS / PANIC ATTACKS

#anxietyattacks

#anxietyattack

#panicattack

#panicattacks

 

SOCIAL ANXIETY

#socialanxiety

#socialanxietydisorder

#socialphobia

 

PHOBIAS

#phobia

#phobias

#agoraphobia

#emetophobia

#claustrophobia

 

OCD

#ocdproblems

#ocd

#ocdawareness

#ocdrecovery

#intrusivethoughts

 

PTSD / CPTSD

#ptsd

#ptsdawareness

#ptsdrecovery

#ptsdsurvior

#ptsdwarrior

#ptsdtherapy

#ptsdsucks

#complexptsd

#cptsd

#cptsdrecovery

#separationanxiety

 

BIPOLAR

#bipolar

#bipolarmemes

#bipolardepression

#bipolarawareness

#bipolardisorderawareness

#bipolar2

 

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

#borderlinerpersonalitydisorder

#borderline

#boderlinepersonality

#borderlinepersonalitydisorderawareness

 

SCHIZOPHRENIA

#schizophrenia

#schizoaffective

#schizophreniaawareness

 

EATING DISORDERS

#anawarrior

#anawarriors

#anorexiarecover

#anorexiarecovered

#anorexiasucks

#anorexiafighter

#anorexiasoldier

#atypicalanorexia

#anorexiasurvivor

#anorexiaawareness

#bingeeatingrecovery

#bingeeatingdisorderrecovery

#bingeeatingdisorder

#bulimiarecovery

#bulimianervosarecovery

 

ADDICTION

#addictionrecovery

#addictionawareness

#addictiontreatment

#wedorecove

#recoverywarrior

#soberlife

#getsober

#recoveryjourney

#recoverycommunity

#sobercommunity

#recoveryworks

#addictiontreatment

#partysober

 

SELF-CARE

#selfcare

#selfcarematters

#selfcarethreads

#selfcarefirst

#selfcaretip

#selfcaretips

#selfcareisntselfish

#selfcareeveryday

#selfcareissexy

#emotionalhealth

#selfhealing

#selfcarehacks

#selfcareaccount

#selfcareposts

#selfcareposts

#selfcaretime

#selfcaresis

#selfcareideas

#selfcareday

#selfcarefam

#selfcarelover

#selfcareissacred

 

SELF-LOVE

#selflove

#selflovequotes

#selflovequote

#selflovethreads

#selflovethread

#selflovespo

#selflovematters

#selfloveiskey

#selflovejourney

#selflovewarrior

#selflover

#selflovery

#selflovetribe

#selfloveweek

#selflovemovement

#selflovesoldier

#selflovechallenge

#selfloveclub

#selflovebringsbeauty

#selfloveadvocate

#selfloveisthebestlove

#selflovefirst

#beyourownkindofbeautiful

#selfconfidence

#imbeautiful

#feelbeautiful

#feelpretty

#believeinyourself

#beyourselfalways

#bekindtoyourself

#ilovemyself

#perfectlyimperfect

#bopo

#bopowarrior

#youareenough

#loveyourself

#loveyourselffirst

#loveyourselfquotes

#loveyourselftoday

 

Another Instagram Tip

Instagram allows you to use up to 30 hashtags in a single post.

You can put these either in your caption or in the first comment. You can also use hashtags in your Instagram stories.

I recommend putting your hashtags in your first comment instead of the caption, because it looks the least spammy this way.

You can easily do this by making a list of hashtags in Google Docs or the Notes app on your phone, and then copy and paste them into the first comment of your picture.

Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram and let me know you came from my blog so we can follow each other!

 

What’s your Instagram name? Leave it in the comments, so we can follow each other!

 
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3 thoughts on “200+ Mental Health Hashtags (And Banned Hashtags) for Instagram

  1. Thank you! I really appreciate posts like this, I’m really starting to embrace my situation even it comes to mental health and depression and anxiety. It’s hard because for me I think it stems childhood stuff and the physical issues I’m dealing with now but luckily I’m going to start looking for a therapist soon so we’ll be able to figure all that out. Come find me on Instagram @real_maddie_b and we can chat.

  2. Such a helpful list, Meagan. IG is still a bit outside my comfort zone. This will help! Thank you, Ali 😊

    • Thank you, Ali! I just followed your Instagram! 🙂

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