SOCIAL MEDIA AND MENTAL HEALTH
Even when you do not want to admit it, social media has some form of power over you. As a mental health professional, I can see the effects manifesting in a variety of patients. It can affect all ages, genders, and even appear in various walks of life. The following are some of the more common ways in which social media can impact your mental health.
The truth of the matter is no one’s life is exactly as it appears on social media. People put out the parts they want others to see and hide the parts they do not want anyone knowing. The constant comparison and need to fit in can lead to depression, anxiety, and other issues. Mental health and social media is an ever evolving topic and will continue to be a hot topic in mental healthcare as we learn ways of helping patients through these newfound issues.
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