Mental Health Research

How to protect your mental health from social media: Tips from an expert

How to protect your mental health from social media: Tips from an expert

Scrolling through photos on Instagram or reading updates on Facebook can be draining. It can seem as if everyone else is having more fun or achieving greater success or getting more likes for their photos and status updates.

Yet social media is also how many people stay connected with long-distance friends or cousins they'd otherwise see only once a year at family reunions.

So how can people reap the benefits of social media without letting it harm their mental health?

Researchers have come up with a few easy-to-follow tips. But first, what are the dangers that social media users may face?

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTS MENTAL HEALTH...

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