Why are teens turning to TikTok to self-diagnose?
19 Jan 2023
Why are teens turning to TikTok to self-diagnose?

With teen mental health in rapid decline, many are turning to TikTok as a space for candid conversations and self-discovery. But with the accuracy of health content called into question, how can online platforms provide support without exacerbating mental health struggles?

Dr. Nihara Krause

Dr. Nihara Krause is a consultant clinical psychologist and lecturer in adolescent and adult mental health. She is the founder and CEO of Stem4, a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them.

Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor is the UK Clinical Lead at Wysa, the world’s leading AI app for mental wellbeing. A qualified mental health nurse and a clinical specialist in parenting intervention in conduct disorders, ADHD, and difficult-to-manage behaviours, she’s leading the first NHS real-world study into the use of AI in mental health.

Anneliese Levy

Anneliese specialises in patient engagement, user research and communications informed by health psychology insight. With 18 years experience in the health sector, she uses the latest evidence from the discipline of health psychology to ensure that health content and research will make an impact on the well-being of your audience.

Anneliese worked in the NHS and created award-winning health content in senior patient information roles at Anthony Nolan and Prostate Cancer UK. She has an MSc in Health Psychology and uses a meticulous approach to researching, developing and writing health content. She’s also an experienced qualitative researcher.

Ally Elphick

Ally Elphick is a Bristol-based Copywriter and Brand Strategy Consultant, who supports brands seeking to forge a more sustainable future for people and planet, together. When she's not reporting on emerging trends or exploring how her clients can better communicate their purpose, she's tending to her veg plot or making a dash to the coast for weekends spent surfing from the comfort of her campervan.