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Jun 2, 2021

What are the positive and negative consequences surrounding self-diagnosis programs for mental health? What can you say about the trend on TikTok to take L-tyrosine? It’s apparently been nicknamed the “natural Adderall”. What is wrong with this, or potentially dangerous about this? In this episode, Dr. Kojo Sarfo, discusses the positive and negative consequences of the mental health trends on TikTok and social media.

Dr. Kojo Sarfo, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a Ghanaian-American Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, entrepreneur, and writer. He graduated from The University of West Alabama with his Associate’s Degree in Nursing and then obtained his Bachelor’s in Nursing from Western Governors University. He went on to obtain his Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree from Augusta University with a specialty in Psychiatry.

Dr. Sarfo is dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health conditions and reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health on social media platforms, such as TikTok. His mission has been received with growing popularity, particularly in the adolescent/youth community- as he has over one million followers on TikTok.

He has three years of teaching experience as an adjunct faculty professor with the College of Nursing at his alma mater, Augusta University. He has a passion for treating and caring for persons with severe mental health conditions. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Abrantie & Signora, LLC, which is a clothing company dedicated to spreading positivity and mental health awareness for teenagers and college students.

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