Mental health not only affects you emotionally but also impacts your physical appearance. Twitter users are sharing their transformation images, inspiring more people to share their stories.
Mental health illness can affect the daily lives of people. It can disrupt relationships and even harm their physical well being. According to Medical News Today, mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing. It is dependant on how we feel, behave, or even think. People suffer from a variety of issues like depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction, etc.
Mental health Aid organization stated that almost half of the adults in the United States have experienced mental health issues during their lifetime. Among which many mental health disorders begin at a very young age -- between 14 to 24 years. However, it was found that only 41 percent of the people received any kind of professional health care.
Over the years, the stigma related to mental health is slowly taking a backseat with organizations working to spread awareness. Celebrities from all walks of life have also contributed to this change by sharing their experiences on social media. This has ignited a new fire in society that has helped in removing the taboo and stereotypes surrounding mental health.
Today, online influencers and common people across the globe, regardless of age or gender are sharing stories on Twitter and Instagram on how their bodies changed in response to their mental health illnesses.
TW/ed— linds 🌻 (@turnhoever) May 9, 2019
in the pic on the left, i was extremely underweight bc i couldn’t eat due to my anxiety and depression, the pic on the right was yesterday. that dress used to be big on me, and now it finally fits how it’s meant to. i’m finally learning to love myself and my curves. pic.twitter.com/gPgvUbR5zR
Never give up! It will be three years since the loss of my son. It’s been a journey I never thought I would be on! Depression, anxiety and grief can wreck havoc on your mind, body , and soul. I am taking one day at a time! RonStrong💜🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/5Ha1wF68Ho— Michelle Williams (@MichelleComins1) May 2, 2019
Taking strength from bunnies who helped me surpass depression, mostly from @bunnyarchive and motivation @whindersson Vlw! @Schwarzenegger @TheRock and @nbctitangames Thx! My post depression before and after with dedication and 1month of training and diet im getting back in shape! pic.twitter.com/rvrmALy1DS— Cyber1000 #F*ckArticle13 (@Cyberpt1000) February 2, 2019
a mental health glo up. I’m so proud of myself dude. I literally LOOK healthier pic.twitter.com/9znhU8nZt2— queen quen (@quenblackwell) May 7, 2019
literally mental health affects your appearance so much I can’t even believe I used to look like that pic.twitter.com/RWdfqAUecr— ashleigh (@ashleighfare) May 8, 2019
Mental health disorders are normal and so are the changes seen in the body shape and appearance. Just move forward confidently step by step till you see light at the end of the tunnel.