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How to help teens navigate mental health advice on TikTok

Helping teens navigate mental health and TikTok
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NEW YORK -- There is a mental health crisis among teenagers, and many of them are searching for advice on TikTok

A Pew Research survey found one in six Gen-Zers use TikTok as a search engine, and the hashtag "mental health" has been searched for more than 67 billion times

So how can you tell which advice is real? We spoke with Dr. Gregory Jantz, a psychologist who specializes in teen depression and social media addiction, to find out more. 

He shared a few red flags to watch for and his advice for teens seeking help.

If you or someone you know needs help, you can call or text 988 to speak with a trained, caring counselor 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also chat online with a counselor at

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