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How to do TikTok’s viral 15 minute test

Published: 2/Nov/2020 17:47

by Jacob Hale

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With Halloween out of the way, TikTok trends have taken a slightly different turn in November, as users take a ’15 minutes 4 me’ mental health test and share their personalized results.

TikTok is always full of strange trends, bizarre dances and funny content, but now it seems users are trying to spread awareness and have a more positive discussion around mental health issues.

In recent years, the conversation around mental health has evolved tenfold, with those who suffer able to be far more open about their struggles and the general understanding of the issue developing incredibly well.

Part of that can be credited to the rise of social media. While many can attribute social media to mental health issues, especially with the rise in cyberbullying and exposure to so many different things online, it’s also helped generate so much more discussion than ever before, helping normalize mental health issues and allow people to seek help.

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TikTok users are spreading awareness and talking about their mental health struggles with 15minutes4me.

TikTok is no different, with creators sharing information about themselves to their followers and opening the floor to conversation such as these, and that’s only been amplified by the new #15minutes4me test becoming massively popular on the platform.

However, the 15 minute test isn’t actually available on TikTok itself. Here’s what you have to do to take the test — which shows scales for stress, anxiety and depression — and share it with your friends and followers on TikTok:

  1. Head over to 15minutes4me.com on your browser.
  2. Click ‘Free Test’.
  3. Answer 26 questions that ask about how you may or may not have felt in the past week, with multiple options for you to select what most accurately describes your feelings.
  4. You’ll be provided three scales, like the screenshot below, showing roughly how much you’re experiencing depression, anxiety and stress.
  5. If you wish to share it on TikTok, simply grab your own screenshot and post it on the app.
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The 15 minute test claims to show how much you’re experiencing depression, stress and anxiety.

That’s really all there is to it. It’s worth noting that this is in no way an official diagnosis of any mental health problems, and should not be treated as a substitute for visiting a doctor, especially if you feel like you’re suffering from any of the above issues.

The #15minutes4me hashtag on TikTok has already racked up over 1.2m views, with people sharing their results and discussing with others, offering a helping hand or someone to talk to to help each other out.

If you do think you’re suffering from any mental health problems, you should absolutely try talking to someone, be it a friend, partner, family or a doctor, but this test might be a good start to better help explain how you’re feeling to people who might not understand.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.