Unblock #Depression from Instagram

Unblock #Depression from Instagram

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Miranda S started this petition to Instagram

Hi there,

My name is BorderlinePersonalityGirl and i document my struggle with Mental Health on Instagram.

Not long ago Instagram chose to hide borderline personality disorder (#BPD) from their hashtags because they thought it would cause harm to others, they have now done the same and blocked #Depression. In doing so, probably causing more damage and harm to those that suffer with these illnesses.

It is discrimination. The stigma surrounding Mental Health should be lessening, and yet here I am starting this petition and praying that the right people will read these words.

It is heartbreaking that in 2021 those that suffer with these illnesses are made to feel ashamed. In hiding the hashtags it will only make people suppress their illness and we would be naive to stand idly by while this happens, knowing how dangerous this can be.

After the year we've all had, sadly depression, anxiety and other Mental Health conditions are on the rise and now more than ever we need to stand together and show support to each other.

I and so many like me do this through sharing our stories with others, to let them feel like they're not alone. 

The community on Instagram for Mental Health is amazing, we all inspire, support and help each other. I have found so many amazing accounts by searching for these hashtags. Now that they are gone, we can no longer search for others with these illnesses.

I urge you all to sign and share this petition. Let us end the stigma that surrounds our disorders by working together to making the right choices.

Starting with unblocking #Depression and #BPD

Thank you and stay safe x

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