Signs Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health

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Social media follows you back

What we consume on social media can make its way into our subconscious, coloring the way we see life, long after we’ve shut our phones or laptops. But, not everyone notices that impact. You may just think you’re in a bad mood…just because…and not relating it to what you saw online that morning. “The types of social media behavior that can really drag down our mental health incudes those that have shaming attributes, toxicity, bullying comments, and negative comments, and especially those behaviors that are socially destructive,” Hussain says. “When we are constantly faced with content that is sad, instigates anger, makes us feel frustrated or even confused it sets the tone for our day and can drag us down. It can also make us feel mentally, emotionally, and physically depleted where we just need a little break from it all.”

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