Finding Good Information:
When trying to make the best healthcare decisions, it can be helpful to ask questions. When viewing healthcare information online, ask yourself, “Is this someone’s personal opinion or is this a traditional teaching or medical advice?” Studies show few people do their own research to track down where the information came from. Following mental health awareness campaign accounts on social media may be one way to get access to good information. Just watch out for whether the organization running the campaign is trustworthy or not. You can also look for accounts of mental health professionals with appropriate credentials, or ask for advice from wise people in your community.
Be Critical: Ask, “Is this a trustworthy source of information or do they just want my click?”. Remember, influencers and social media corporations make money the more you scroll.
Learn: Interact with content that will help you to learn more. The more accurate information you view on social media, the more your algorithm will include good information.
Report Misinformation: Reporting accounts that spread inaccurate information for clicks can be one way you can help yourself and your community find good