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5 TikTok Influencers Keeping It Real With Mental Health

Eliza Mehr
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Eliza Mehr
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Feb 28, 2022
5 TikTok Influencers Keeping It Real With Mental Health

The concurrent rise of previously stigmatic discussions surrounding mental health with the global increase of depression and anxiety due to the ongoing pandemic has opened the door for a new realm of content creation. Many individuals have sought out TikTok as a platform to create short form videos that touch on mental health and general wellness in an easily digestible way — and have developed quite a large following in the process. This surge in popularity demonstrates the demand for more easily accessible resources on these topics.

Keep reading to discover those who are dedicating their personal and professional insights to help cultivate positivity, inspire growth and shape the lives of their followers in beneficial ways. 

1. Lindsay Fleming | @lindsay.fleminglpc

@lindsay.fleminglpc More about me in the comments! #heylinds #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner ♬ Send Me on My Way – Guy Meets Girl

Lindsay, a licensed therapist, shares how she started her TikTok journey to support the community during COVID. When her page began to take off, she realized her influential power normalizing going to therapy and displaying how getting help doesn’t have to be scary. If you’re looking for advice about starting sessions, she’s your girl.

2. Max | @maxandfacts

@maxandfacts 3 Things You NEED to Remember If You’re Feeling Anxious #stress #anxiety #advice ♬ original sound – fillintheBLANK

Max is an ordinary college student doing extraordinary things by sharing life advice he’s accumulated along his journey. His content is intended to serve as reminders, opposed to medical advice, and is directed at helping his viewers become their best selves. Sometimes all you need is some wise words to pick yourself back up when you’re feeling down.

3. Anxiety Coach Amanda | @itsamandahuggins

@itsamandahuggins \ud83d\udca9STOP SHOULDING YASELF \ud83d\udca9 #anxietyschool #anxiety #anxietytips #healing #AmazonMusicJin ♬ Quirky – Oleg Kirilkov

Amanda is an anxiety coach who practices using holistic techniques that can be applied anywhere, by anyone. Her approach emphasizes healing of the mind, body, and soul to regain control over wellbeing, and focuses on the individual as a whole as opposed to just the symptoms.

4. Rachel Havekost | @rachelhavekost


CW: un@liv;ng, e@t;ng di$order, segg$ual trauma

♬ original sound – Sarah Cothran

Rachel is a mental health warrior who has fought her own battles and is now using her voice to make others feel less alone. She’s not one to stay silent about serious subjects and is now a best-selling author helping people find the beauty in life. While everyone overcomes hurdles differently, her content is guaranteed to make you smile.

5. Rugged Counselling | @ruggedcounselling

@ruggedcounseling This helps show the brain that it’s ok to put its attention on other thoughts #overthinking #mindfulnesspractice #anxiety ♬ original sound – Rugged Counseling

Rugged Counselling is a licensed mental help therapist, who despite his established career, still finds time to produce videos filled with wisdom. He discusses a variety of topics that break down mental health barriers and provide understanding on common issues. His contributions help solve the problem of the increased need for free and accessible resources and even has a podcast too.

Mental Health Help on Social Media

These influencers, and countless more, have become part of an incredible display of utilizing the social media landscape to foster an online community that can have a real-world translation to individual welfare. Humanizing mental health through shared experiences increases the chances of those struggling seeking out help, and also encourages people to implement valuable thinking patterns or routines into their lifestyles.

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