Mental health and social media

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By now, it is very evident that we can no longer talk about mental health without also mentioning how our increasing addiction to technology, our digital devices, and various online platforms, can negatively impact our mental well-being.

Increasingly, studies are showing the negative effects of social media on our mental health and mental well-being [1]. 

According to a report by Homewood Health, the more time a person spends on social media sites, the more likely they are to suffer from a host of mental health issues. What was more alerting was that such link between social media use and mental health issues was more pronounced for children and teens [4]. 

A study by psychologist Jean Twenge has also found that an increase in teen depression corresponded with technology use, which some are referring to as Facebook depression. Continue reading “Mental health and social media”