More Mental Health Accounts to Follow on Instagram - OC87 Recovery Diaries

More Mental Health Accounts to Follow on Instagram


OC87 Recovery Diaries shares stories of mental health, empowerment, and change to #buststigma around mental illness. Our podcast, short films, interviews, reviews, and first person essays illustrate what it’s like to live with a range of diagnoses from many different perspectives. Our authors have written about navigating life with addiction, anxiety, Asperger’s syndrome, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia.

In this Mental Health Resources column, our goal is to highlight voices across the internet who share our mission to shine light on mental health challenges and the many avenues of recovery that different people can experience. This post highlights mental health accounts on Instagram from authors who have appeared on OC87 Recovery Diaries. Check out our contributors on Instagram, give us a follow @OC87RD, and be sure to explore the links to the hundreds of essays, videos, interviews, and reviews by author’s on our website.

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Winden Rowe

Instagram Mental Health: @windenrowems

In this interview, Winden Rowe talks with OC87 Recovery Diaries’ Editor in Chief, Gabriel Nathan, about her therapy practice, trauma recovery, and her own mental health. Winden Rowe’s approach to sustained recovery for clients centers around the biological, psychological, and social implications of traumatic stress.

Her Instagram feed is a positive snapshot of her personal life, as a mother of two teenage boys and their family dogs. Follow along to connect with this therapist and see recovery in action.

Read Winden Rowe’s OC87 Recovery Diaries Interview »

obsessions and addictions

Instagram Mental Health: @flowmentum_movement

In his first person essay for OC87 Recovery Diaries, Catlin A. Palmer, LMSW says, “I am plagued with obsessions and addictions. On default I use mental compulsions (avoidance, reassurance seeking, mental rituals, etc.) to seek relief.”

Writing and speaking candidly about his recovery journey with OCD, anxiety, and addiction is Catlin’s focus and purpose on Instagram. Follow his feed for inspiration, honest sharing, and connection with this powerful voice of recovery.

Read Catlin A. Palmer’s story »


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Instagram Mental Health: @joellennotte

Writing, speaking, and researching about the impact of depression on sex and relationships, JoEllen Notte is a passionate mental health advocate. Her Instagram account is a continuation of the content she shares on her popular website,

In her personal essay for OC87 Recovery Diaries, JoEllen talks candidly about her own diagnosis and experiences saying that, “I write about sex, but make it clear that I’m not super sexy. I talk about mental illness, but I am open about the fact that I don’t have all the answers.” Follow her Instagram for updates on workshops, speaking engagements, new blog posts, and cute photos of her dog.

Read JoEllen Notte’s OC87 Recovery Diaries story here »

Instagram Mental Health: @blooming_wellness

The characters in Dr. Erin K. Stair’s book Manic Kingdom experience depression, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. In his review of the book, OC87 Recovery Diaries’ Editor in Chief, Gabriel Nathan, calls Dr. Stair’s voice urgent and bold.

This perspective carries through her Instagram feed, where Stair shares about her personal mental health, encouragement for other people struggling with recovery, and updates on her book events and other endeavors.

Check out Gabe’s Manic Kingdom book review here »

EDITOR IN CHIEF: Gabriel Nathan | EDITOR: Laura Farrell | DESIGN: Leah Alexandra Goldstein | PUBLISHER: Bud Clayman

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Leah is the designer and website manager for OC87 Recovery Diaries. She has worked on documentary films that have screened on Ovation TV, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and on Netflix. She is a graduate of Smith College with a dual degree in the Study of Women and Gender and Studio Art with a concentration in Electronic Media. Leah is also trained as a Reiki master. You can see her work and sign up for her mailing list at