Using Social Media to Promote Mental Health Awareness
In a heartfelt video, Ingrid Higgins, LMFT, CEO and Founder of Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc. shares her newfound inspiration after attending a training session on social media and therapy. In this blog post, we will delve into Ingrid’s motivation for embracing social media as a tool for reaching out to those in need of mental health support and how to make it more accessible while decreasing the stigma that can be associated with mental illness and providing accurate and up to date information about mental health on social media platforms such as Tiktok, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
Initially unsure about her reasons for venturing into the world of social media, Ingrid reflects on the question posed by Matthias J. Barker: “Why do you want to do this?” After careful consideration, she realizes that her primary goal is to let people know that help is available. No one should have to suffer in silence. Whether individuals are struggling with trauma responses, anxiety and depression, eating disorders or any other mental health challenges affecting teenagers or families, Ingrid wants them to be aware that Therapy is there for them. Since the pandemic, Telehealth has make therapy available to anyone who has access to WiFi.
The Importance of Accessibility:
Ingrid emphasizes the significance of being accessible when it comes to mental health services. She recounts receiving numerous calls from individuals who have been desperately seeking help but were unable to find an available therapist. By utilizing social media platforms effectively, she aims not only to inform people about their services but also ensure they know there are openings at Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc.
Becoming a Social Media Advocate:
Inspired by the idea of connecting to teens who are already searching for answers on social media and driven by her desire for increased visibility in order to reach more people in need, Ingrid decided she will become an active participant on social media platforms. However, she clarifies that her intention is not necessarily becoming an influencer but rather sharing relevant content regularly with followers so they can stay informed about mental illness. If teens are looking to TikTok to find answers or self-diagnose she wants to help by ensuring that there is factual content available.
Engaging with the Audience:
Recognizing that engaging with their audience is crucial in creating meaningful connections online, Ingrid invites viewers to provide suggestions for content they would like to see. As a newcomer to social media, she values input from the community and hopes that their ideas will help shape the topics discussed in future posts.
Ingrid Higgins’ decision to embrace social media as a means of promoting mental health awareness is driven by her desire to let people know that help is available at Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc. By utilizing various platforms, Ingrid aims to reach individuals struggling with mental health challenges, ensuring they are aware of the services provided and the availability of openings. Through regular posting on social media, she hopes to create an online presence that informs and supports those in need. Ingrid’s commitment to engaging with her audience demonstrates her dedication towards building connections and providing valuable resources through these digital channels.
If you have any suggestions or topics, you’d like Teen and Family Therapies to address on their social media platforms, don’t hesitate to reach out! Let’s work together in spreading awareness about mental health support.
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