Experiencing social media issues
The promise of social media is to feel more connected through platforms that can help us support each other. Unfortunately, the potential is always there to be negatively impacted by hurtful words, bullying, judgment and criticism—delivered easily, thoughtlessly and often anonymously. But you can control your online experience.
Taking control of the social media experience and being proactive about its impact on our emotional health, starts by understanding the ways our digital lives connect with real world well-being.
Social Media & Mental Health
This article from Verywell Mind explores how the increased reliance on social media raises the risk of feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, envious and even ill.
Social Media Obsession
In this popular TEDx Talk, social media expert Bailey Parnell explores the growing obsession with social media, how it impacts mental health and how to ‘practice safe social.’
Self Magazine worked with experts to create the informative “9 Things to Try if You Hate Social Media But Don’t Actually Want to Quit.” The article helps to maximize the positive impact of social media, avoid negative stressors and make it work for you.
Even after you take control of your life online, you may still face challenges. If social media or mistreatment on digital platforms interferes with your school, work, relationships or quality of life, get support before things get worse.