Grief comes in many different forms and can affect people in different ways. For some, grief is a private experience that they deal with on their own. For others, grief is something that they choose to share with the world. If you are looking for support during your time of grief, Instagram can be a great place to find it. Many accounts on Instagram offer grief support, and we have compiled a list of 10 of them for you here!
In my book First Year of Grief Club: A Gift From A Friend Who Gets It I offer a grief experiment to practice conscious consumption when it comes to streaming (Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu… whatever your favorite is), Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok) and of course scrolling the internet (Google and Youtube searches that start out innocent and 4 hours later you walk away feeling moody and isolated.) For some this may lead to completing taking a break from media and for others it may be a way to practice more conscious consumption.
Whether we admit or not while scrolling through our favorite social media accounts can be a surface-level distraction – deep down there is a comparing and even measuring happening in relation to others and our own life within grief club. If you know, you know.
As part of my own Grief Resilience Tool Kit, I decided to not just do away with social media but to start to follow more conscious instagram accounts and people who have committed to showing grief in an authentic way. Here are 10 of the Accounts I follow in no particular order.
These 10 accounts are rare and beautiful and have all helped, whether they know it or not, me in my grief healing process.
If you are looking for grief support on Instagram, be sure to check out these accounts! You will find a community of people who understand what you are going through and who can offer support and understanding. So take a scroll through and see which ones resonate with you the most. And remember to take breaks and deep breaths. Too much consciously curated content can also be overwhelming and even triggering.
Of course, if you want to follow me, A Friend Who Gets It – I can be found @addisonbrasil and @sharemygriefclub or www.mygriefclub.com
Send me a dm and let me know if there are accounts you love that I have not discovered yet. Grieving can be lonely but we don’t have to do it alone.