Social media and mental health

Kati Morton, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and author of  “Are U Ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health” discusses social media and the effect it can have on mental health.

Kati Morton, LMFT holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. In addition, she is a certified dialectical and behavior therapist and grief counselor and a member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She runs a private practice in Santa Monica, CA. Over the past seven years, Kati has leveraged social media to share mental health information worldwide through video. Her specialties include working with individuals experiencing eating disorders and self-harming behaviors, although she addresses all things related to mental health. Kati is well known for her YouTube channel which now has over 727 thousand subscribers, over 50 million views, and has grown over 150% in the last year. In addition to her YouTube channel and strong presence on social media, she has appeared on the HLN/CNN television show “Dr. Drew On Call” and showcased in Europe’s highest circulated magazine, Glamour UK. Kati will be releasing her first book, Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health December 2018. Kati’s passion is to increase awareness about mental health. Her online community has expanded to all major internet platforms, allowing her to answer mental health questions from her followers around the world. She hopes by doing this, the global community can push for better services worldwide and remove the stigma associated with getting help.

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