Social Media Spaces for Black Sadness, Pain & Mental Health Crises

This evening, I was scrolling through TikTok (which I rarely do because I don’t know how to use it) and came across a string of videos created by psych ward nurses. Feeling some appreciation for the comedic approach they used to share their experiences with patients, I became curious about the existing mental health content on TikTok. I searched hashtags of mental health disorders and diagnoses I’m familiar with to digitally meet content creators who are raising awareness about various mental health related experiences ranging from common…