It’s a reminder that just because you’re struggling today doesn’t mean you’ll feel that way forever.

By Olivia Harvey
May 16, 2019

You’ve seen the “classic” glow-up photos on social media, but get ready to be majorly inspired by the most recent version of the viral trend: People are sharing their mental health glow-up photos. The trend started with online personality Quenlin Blackwell, who is extremely candid about her personal struggles with depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. On May 7th, Blackwell provided her followers with an update, posting before-and-after photos that capture just how different she feels now.

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Blackwell inspired her Twitter followers to post their own mental health glow-ups, thus beginning a feed of sheer positivity.

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“I went from crying everyday to thriving and living the life I’ve always dreamed of,” one Twitter user wrote. “Mental health is important. The glo up is unreal. So thankful.”

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“This is the content I’m here for,” another wrote. “We have to recognize and accept our lowest self in order to truly heal. every day can be a battle, but these two pics, taken less than a year apart, always remind me of the beauty of life.”

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We’re so proud of Blackwell–and all the other people out there—sharing their mental health glow-ups. It’s a firm reminder that there is always hope, and just because you’re struggling today doesn’t mean you’ll feel that way forever.

If you or someone you know is currently struggling with depression, you can call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 any time, day or night.

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