What You Should Know:
- Cleveland Clinic announced a partnership with TikTok to help users find educational and accurate mental health content.
- As part of the paternship, TikTok users in the United States will begin to have greater access to information about mental health directly from the TikTok app.
How It Works
When people search for terms linked to conditions or illnesses such as depression, anxiety, autism or trauma among others on TikTok, they will be directed to information provided by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Cleveland Clinic. Once fully rolled out, this will cover 40 neurological conditions and mental health illnesses.
Why It Matters
“When it comes to researching healthcare information, it is important to get the facts. Mental health has been a growing issue, and we know there has been an increase in online searches around this area, especially among young people. Therefore, it’s important that people have access to credible health information on a variety of platforms, including TikTok,” said Leo Pozuelo, M.D., Chairman of Psychology and Psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic. “We encourage anyone who is struggling to seek out information from a trusted source and to not be afraid to get help from a healthcare provider.”