Signs Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health

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Putting it all on the backburner

If you tend to avoid difficult things happening in your life (which many people do), then social media can really enable you to do more of that. It’s a welcome distraction, any time you want one, and even gives one the chance to live vicariously through others – all at your fingertips. “Distraction from one’s own life is also a major component. Social media becomes an unhealthy way to cope with one’s life and what they are actually experiencing,” Hussain says. “It’s easier to get lost in someone else’s story and life rather than facing one’s own life’s experiences and personal concerns.”

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