When it’s used on TikTok, “SH” is typically referring to self-harm. By abbreviating the term, users are recognizing that mental health is often a sensitive subject and should be referred to carefully, especially in online settings.
Although it’s best known for funny videos and dance trends, users actually spent quite a bit of time discussing mental health on TikTok, viewing videos featuring the hashtag #mentalhealth billions of times.
There are even some popular therapists who have used TikTok as a platform to offer advice to users who may be struggling with their mental health. This has become especially crucial in light of the pandemic, which led many people’s mental health to be strained as they were isolated and had to change up their normal routines.