Mental health awareness has expanded across social media platforms and books have made a trending presence. Self-help books have a stigma of being a substitute for a shrink. The traditional stereotype is that you wander into a bookstore and into the self-help section to “fix” something about yourself. Social media has done a great job at attempting to dismantle this stigma by bringing attention to the mental health crisis. Many people experience shame when it comes to being vulnerable. This manifests in different ways, from avoidance to indifference.
The Mountain is You
Brianna Weist is a trending author on the mental health side of Tik Tok. She is most known for her books “The Mountain is You” and “101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think”. “The Mountain is You” is a book dedicated to transforming self-sabotage into self-mastery. Weist does an excellent job at articulating the different factors that keep us stuck in the same cycles, but most importantly, she gives advice on how to overcome these. The hashtag #briannwiest and #themountainisyou is trending in the community of Netflix that reviews self-help and self-love books. The words of Wiest seem to be impacting this community intensely, by educating them on emotional intelligence.
101 Essays that Will Change the Way You Think
This is the other trending book of author Brianna Wiest that is putting people in their place. Despite the way it deeply reaches her readers, it does so in an extremely comforting way. The main idea of this book is that energy should be placed on purpose and that our flaws, especially negative thinking, can be embraced. This book serves as a guide for how we can get through day by day and eventually reach our long-term goals by embracing our flaws.
Brianna Wiest is an author who knows not only how to story tell but how to do so in a way that breaks stigmas and reaches the hearts of countless people. Her books are not just for those interested in self-help or learning more about self-love, they are for anyone interested in unlocking potential through understanding ourselves more.
Wiest writes philosophically about heavy psychological patterns many of us tend to experience. She is a writer and poet who articulates the relationships between what we experience and what we tell ourselves about our experiences. Wiest is talented in both storytelling and poetry as she is releasing a poetry collection this fall. Thought Catalog is where she spends her time preparing the publishing house with editorial guidance and author recruitment.
Creators on Tik Tok have aided in creating a mental health safe space. This could be considered one of the many “sides” of Tik Tok that allow creators to gravitate to their niches. On the self-love, and self-help “sides” of Tik Tok, many creators will open up about their experiences reading self-help books they found to be profound. There are videos of creators describing when the book was helpful and what their favorite marked pages were. More people are trying to normalize difficult conversations with others and themselves.
Social media allows for books like these to develop their own communities on apps like TikTok. Not only is this great for normalizing self-improvement and mental health struggles, but it also allows for the birth of more communities where influential authors can share their work. Digesting this kind of information is something that is done in doses and other entertainment content remains easy to access. These kinds of conversations are finally being normalized more on social media, so when you feel like exploring books or trends like this, they’re here.