TikTok Star Rod Reveals Making Videos Has Been Healing After Anxiety Struggles: I Feel Seen

Rod has racked up almost a million followers on TikTok with his relatable content. He spoke to HL about how creating has helped his mental health.

Social media can be a difficult place for those struggling with their mental health. At the same time, if used properly, it can be very beneficial, resourceful and uplifting. For Rod Thill, otherwise known as simply @rod on TikTok, his soar to Internet fame has been “therapeutic.” “It’s been kind of healing… because I do a lot with nostalgia and obviously, the nostalgia is a throwback to jr. high and high school. That was when I was bullied at my highest, so I escaped to music or pop culture and stuff because I was trying to escape my own life,” Rod explained in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HL. “So now it’s kind of fun that I can really dig into those moments. It’s been therapeutic, because it’s a different light.”

Rod has amassed almost 1 million followers on TikTok and half a million on Instagram after his relatable AF clip mocking the bore of Zooms went viral. Now, he has become part of the genre known as Corporate Millennial TikTok and his posts capture the stress and anxiety a seemingly normal workday can bring, as well as epic throwback song and pop culture moments reactions. “It’s just been really good for mental health to not only to talk about this kind of stuff, but to feel seen with it as well,” he said. “And, for others to feel seen has been really rewarding. Like when I post a random anxiety that I’m like, no one else has this, but I’m gonna post it anyway, and then people are like, ‘This is me.’”

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