Social Media & Mental Health

There's no doubt social media has both positive and negative impacts on us as individuals and society as a whole. On one hand, it keeps us all connected more than ever before - to our friends, family, brands, strangers, news, politics, etc. It enables us to communicate quickly and effectively with people and things we never could have before. On the other hand, it's consuming. It's addicting. It ironically disconnects us from society while simultaneously connecting us. Social media apps like Instagram also allow users to depict their life in a certain life - a romanticized highlight reel that realistically is vastly different from real life. Social media has without a doubt impacted my happiness, mood, and mental health - both positively and negatively. So, we want to know...

 

How has social media impacted your mental health, whether positive or negative?

 

Let me know in the comments below!