Psych Talk

Psych Talk

Jessica Leigh, PhD

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Episode 130 | Media & Mental Health Misinformation

On March 9, 2023 a BBC News Article came out entitled “Mental health crisis from COVID pandemic was minimal - study”. A day later on March 10, 2023 a Washington Post article entitled “Your therapist is on TikTok. Will your therapy session end up there too?” was published. Both these articles included some accurate information, but also did not provide the full picture, leading to false interpretations and the spread of misinformation. In today's episode of Psych Talk I discuss the media and mental health misinformation. I pull from two recently published articles - one based on scientific research, the other an editorial about therapists on social media - and discuss these articles and my concerns with them; particularly how they contribute to minsinformation about mental health. I discuss the potential impacts of both of these articles, as well as end the episode with discussing ways that we can be more discerning consumers of media content about social media.  Mentioned in this Episode: BBC News Article The BMJ Article Washington Post Article Therapists Out of Office Podcast Ways to Work With Me: Mind Over Matter LGBTQ+ Affirming Masterclass Be a guest on my podcast Resources: Anti-Racism Resources LGBTQ+ Affirming Resources The Helping Professional's Guide to Boundary Setting Connect with Me: Follow me on IG @jessicaleighphd Follow the podcast on IG Follow me on TikTok @jessicaleighphd Follow me on Youtube Welcome to Group Therapy Podcast Join my Facebook community: Grow Through What You Go Through Intro/Outro Music: Life of Riley by Kevin MacLeod Music License Support the show

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Psych Talk is a podcast dedicated to motivating, inspiring, and educating listeners on everything psychology and self-growth. Whether you are a mental health professional or student in the social science field, are interested in psychology and mindset shifts, or are just interested in gaining skills and knowledge to grow into the best version of yourself, Psych Talk will provide you with knowledge and skills that you can implement in your daily life that add up to make a big impact. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.