One benefit of social media is that you can connect with someone at any time of day, so you never feel alone. And if you think you may be experiencing a mental health issue, you'll want to follow Kojo Sarfo, DNP, known as dr.kojosarfo on TikTok. A therapist and author who aims to educate people about different mental health issues, Dr. Sarfo shares helpful and informative TikTok videos about common or not-often-talked-about mental health conditions. His basic message is to let people know that help is available, and watching these videos will let you know someone is listening and cares about you. And if you need professional help, his videos may give you the nudge you need to finally call someone.
If you are feeling anxious or depressed and need help finding help or resources, call the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (1-240-485-1001) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (1-800-950-6264). You can also text "NAMI" to 741741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or someone you know is in need of drug-related treatment or counseling, you can reach the Substance and Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on its Treatment Referral Routing Service helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).