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Mental Health: The Data

Hey, Tumblr! We hope the week two prompts for Mental Health Month are treating you well. In the spirit of the theme, posting it for each other, we wanted to celebrate one of the most helpful communities out there: yours. You’ve helped shape Tumblr into an incredible community for support. To take a look into exactly how it’s flourished over the years, we teamed up with Fandometrics (@thefandometrics) to bring you some sweet, sweet data.

How you talk about mental health

Discussion around #mental health has steadily grown year over year since 2013, with a 248% uptick of original posts and reblogs made between 2013 and 2016. In that same time span, original posts and reblogs about #therapy increased 29%. Much of that conversation was rooted in real people sharing real stories. Emotional and honest stories, like how therapy can help you better understand your life, how to say good-bye to the wrong therapist, or the difficulty of making the sometimes daunting decision to begin therapy for the first time.

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There has also been a significant rise in people seeking ways to take care of themselves. The self-care movement has seen huge increases in searches (733%) and original posts (567%) between 2013 and 2016. Over the past six months, we’ve seen total engagement (searches, original posts, reblogs, and likes) around the #self-care tag spike with correlations to holidays and events in the news:

  • 240% increase the day after the US Presidential Election
  • 321% in the days following Christmas and Hanukkah
  • 561% in the days leading up to the Inauguration, and
  • 342% in the days following Valentine’s Day.

Anatomy of a post

To get a better understanding of what the public-facing conversations consist of, we looked at the top posts for the #mental health, #positivity, and #self-care tags from the past few years. We noticed a few trends that continued to appear over and over again:

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Make your dash more positive

Because this is all about posting it for each other, here are a few great blogs to make your Tumblr experience more positive and healthy:

  • Positive Vibes (@posiviibes) provides positive and friendly text art in soothing colors.
  • LGBT+ Positivity (@goodpositivitylgbt) focuses on messages of positivity and validation for the LGBT+/MOGAI community.
  • Why Did You Feel Proud Today? (@todayifeltproud), a space to submit your accomplishments, big and small.

For more follow inspiration, check out our roundup from last week. We’ll be posting more each Friday this month. Keep sharing your stories, Tumblr, this month and every month.

The KS fandom in a nutshell

60%: omg look at this meme
10%: so uhm guys well I have this theory about…
20%: #yoonbumxhappiness #sangwooxjail
9%: haha wat tHE FUCK
1%: OMG THE YAOI !!!1!1!!1
100%: Koogi is a sweet cinnamon roll that must be protected

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In which I scream about aliens a lot and never know what the fuck is happening 

*when the entire fandom is fighting*

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Cicada-3! In full color! With no watermarks! BECAUSE I’M TRUSTING PEOPLE NOT TO STEAL (no one’s ever stolen my artwork so you know, hopefully, I’ll be fine)

“The Seventh Floor” was the stuff of dreams and I will shamelessly fangirl over it.

Art thou broken and shattered, precious dear?

You’re starved from soft touch. Lack of love, you reek.

Mother in wolf disguise beats you with fear;

Her mere hate soiled words, making you weak.

 

Art thou lonesome and detached, precious dear?

Acceptance is a game of hide and seek;

‘Tis not found by vision that’s crystal clear,

Nor by one who is entitled a freak.

 

Art thou damaged and abused, precious dear?

Do not allow yourself to salt your cheek.

Please, cry no more. The rate of pain will veer.

Your hands with cuts will fade within a week.

 

My love is sincere. Darling, please come here.

Strike the woman who struck you with a spear.

Destroy the demons she made you adhere.

Never allow people to make you tear.

And so she will no longer be your puppeteer.


Character aesthetics by Rebecca @ampora-evil-incorporated

Poem by Dheepthi Gnaneswaran @massive-times 

  • Kirishima : *plugging nose* wow, Bakugou's quirk isn't the only thing that can kill when it explodes
  • Kaminari : *hi-fives Kirishima*
  • Bakugou : *from the bathroom* SHUT THE FUCK UP, I CAN HEAR YOU!!!