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.


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.

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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.

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Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741
Lifeline Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project Website Visit website
ADAA Therapist Search Website Visit website
BetterHelp Website Visit website
Talkspace Website Visit website