Lessons from two and a half years without social media

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This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century.

Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter. Continue reading “Lessons from two and a half years without social media”

Social media and mental health

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It has become apparent that we can no longer talk about mental health without also mentioning how our increasing addiction to technology, digital devices, and various online platforms can negatively impact our mental well-being.

Increasingly, studies show 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].

Another study also found an increase in teen depression corresponded with technology use, which some are referring to as Facebook depression.

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