Signs Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health

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Sometimes, the most intoxicating material can also be the most negative. It’s human nature to be curious about conflict, gossip, and tragedy. So it’s important to notice why exactly you’re following a person or page. “Each person is different in the way they respond to social media,” Hussain says. “It might be healthy to keep up with the news, political content, health content, and even mindfulness material, but when we feel pulled and emotionally reactive to a specific topic or content, that’s when we have to self-reflect to see if this is healthy for our own mental health. We have to find a way to check in with ourselves when we are reading certain material.”

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