Is It Time to Get Off TikTok and See a Professional?
The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis
Consuming mental health content can help adults identify symptoms in themselves and in their children, but how do you know when to talk to a professional?
Earlier this week, I tackled the topic of “therapy speak” and how the mainstreaming of mental health terms can be both good and bad. Bad, because it can lead to self-diagnosis and misunderstandings. But good, because “therapy speak” helps normalize mental health disorders and neurodivergence.
Consuming content about mental health on social media can help adults identify symptoms in themselves and in their children, which can lead to diagnosis and treatment. But how do you know when to talk to a professional? That’s what we’ll be diving deeper into today.
Here’s what’s ahead in this email for paid subscribers:
The dangers of self-diagnosis
Why times of transition can be eye-opening
Reflection prompts: before and after a diagnosis
Invitations (and discount codes) for our upcoming workshops
May book club: Wired For Dating. Read along with us!
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