Should Teens Turn to TikTok for Help with Mental Health?


We are in a state of emergency when it comes to the mental health of youth and teens. TikTok can be a great place to connect with people and feel seen, especially since it’s not exactly easy for everyone to just find a therapist and go to therapy. A long history of racial disparities in mental healthcare can make it especially hard for BIPOC folks to get care. On TikTok, there are a lot of therapists and mental health professionals sharing great info, but it’s also important to know that TikTok is not therapy. Anyone can post something and claim that it’s legit info, when in fact it may not be. Myles investigates the complexities of mental health Tik Tok and answers the question: Should teens turn to TikTok for help with mental health?

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Create a selfie video about your experience with Mental Health Tik Tok or social media posts. Have you come across mental health posts that you have found helpful? How did they make you feel and what next steps did you take after watching them?