33 Mental Health Experts on Twitter You Need to Follow

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There are, on average, 6,000 tweets sent every single second.

Over 280 million people use Twitter regularly, and they each spend 170 minutes per month on the social sharing service.

That adds up to a lot of time and energy invested into 140 characters or less, but it also means there’s some great, unique and authoritative voices on Twitter sharing some really awesome things.

This is especially true in the mental and behavioral health space, where not only individuals, but organizations, institutes, and departments are busy tweeting the most interesting news and thoughts on treating and understanding mental illness.

Mental health experts on Twitter

To save you time hunting them all down yourself, I’ve put together this list of the top 33 mental health experts on Twitter, and broken it down by type:

Organizations:

A list of some of the most popular (by followers) mental health organizations, associations, foundations, and government departments.

See all of their tweets in this ready-made, curated Twitter list: Mental Health Groups.

@800273TALK

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

@Active_Minds

Active Minds, Inc. student mental health nonprofit

@APAPsychiatric

American Psychiatric Association

@endstigma

Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

@HealthyPlace

Healthy Place consumer mental health site

@MentalHealthAm

Mental Health America advocacy organization

@nationalcouncil

The National Council for Behavioral Health

@NAMICommunicate

National Alliance on Mental Illness

@NIMHgov

The National Institute of Mental Health

@PsychCentral

Psych Central mental health social network

@PsychFoundation

American Psychiatric Foundation

@PsychScience

Association for Psychological Science

See all of their tweets in this ready-made, curated Twitter list: Mental Health Groups.

Publications:

Great mental health and psychology magazines, blogs, and journals sharing awesome stuff on Twitter.

See all of their tweets in this ready-made, curated Twitter list: Mental Health Publications.

@greythinking

Grey Thinking mental health blog

@MedscapePsych

Medscape Psychology online magazine

@Mental_Elf

The Mental Elf group blog

@MentalHelpNet

Mental Help Net group blog

@PsychBrownBag

Psychotherapy Brown Bag online magazine

@PsychTimes

Psychiatric Times journal

@PsychToday

Psychology Today Magazine

@ResearchDigest

The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest

@sciammind

Scientific American MIND Magazine

See all of their tweets in this ready-made, curated Twitter list: Mental Health Publications.

Individuals:

Top experts and influencers in the mental and behavioral health space.

See all of their tweets in this ready-made, curated Twitter list: Mental Health Experts.

@AfterPsy4

Joseph Brugo PhD, author of After Psychotherapy blog

@drkkolmes

Dr. Keely Kolmes, licensed psychologist

@DrMarsha

Marsha Lucas, PhD, Author of Rewire Your Brain for Love

@Julie_Hanks

Julie de Azevedo Hanks, licensed therapist and author of The Burnout Cure

@MarkOneinFour

Mark Brown, Editor of One in Four mental health magazine

@MentalHealthSoc

Colin Spencer Wood, Founder of MentalHealthSocial.com

@Mental_Healthy

Charlotte Fantelli, Editor of Mental Healthy

@natasha_tracy

Natasha Tracy, award-winning mental health writer

@Psych_Writer

Christian Jarrett, Editor of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest

@tomdoub

Tom Doub, CEO of Centerstone Research Institute

@whenmedicine

Katie Cadigan, Director of PBS’s When Medicine Got it Wrong

@WRY999

William Yates, M.D.

See all of their tweets in this ready-made, curated Twitter list: Mental Health Experts.

Others?

Who did I miss?  Any other awesome mental health experts to follow on Twitter?  Let me know in the comments!

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Marissa Katrin Maldonado has been in the behavioral health field for over a decade and is sharing her expertise and knowledge with Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkatmba or @mkatmba

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You missed me! 🙂 http://www.twitter.com/ColinSWood …..You listed @MentalHealthSoc which I founded, but you forgot me – @ColinSWood

Thanks!

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Hi, I’m a licensed psychologist and AASECT-certified sex therapist/supervisor, and author of What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex. Follow me on twitter @DoctorBuehler.

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As a mental health professional, I enjoyed your article. Thank you! I would like to add myself as someone who tweets meaningful and informative articles and comments with a pinch of inspiration.@MarluHarris

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