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It’s hard to believe that there is yet another social media platform that people are using everyday. But, here we are. TikTok has taken over this year. The app, a video sharing social networking service, now has 800 million active users worldwide. Like almost all social networking platforms, TikTok has a multitude of niche communities within it. From comedy, cooking, dancing, to fashion, news, and lifestyle- there is pretty much a video for any topic you could possibly imagine.
Likewise, TikTok has garnered a large number of creators solely focused on mental health awareness. One major benefit to TikTok’s mental health community is the video aspect of the app. When it comes to mental health, sometimes it’s difficult to say or write exactly how we’re feeling. Fortunately, there are thousands of creators out there who have made it their goal to show the world what these feelings look like.
While social media has it’s inevitable downsides- decreased levels of self-esteem, increased feelings of isolation etc- if we are going to engage on these platforms, we may as well flood our feeds with helpful content that will reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.
If you have caved and joined the 800 million other users, then these are five TikTok accounts that you should be following to help out with your mental health.
Mental health is a difficult, complex topic. Obviously, there is much more to it than any sixty second video could ever show. But in this world filled with social media, it’s helpful to find out during your endless scrolling that your feelings are valid. Whether these creators take your mind off of whatever difficulties you are facing in the moment, or remind you that you are not alone with your feelings- these creators have made it their goal to help in one way or another.
TikTok is filled with every type of content you could ever imagine, but it’s gratifying to know that there are people in there fighting to destigmatize mental health and make it a priority.