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In the United States, an average of 2 hours and 23 minutes is spent per day on social media. (Nielson Total Audience Report, 2019)
Social media includes a wide range of websites and apps- Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Tik Tok, and Instagram. Instagram, specifically, has been notoriously viewed as a double-edged sword. While the popular photo sharing social network service can work to enhance users lives in a multitude of ways such as staying connected to friends and family, helping with business, and serving as a way to share your life with others, the app undoubtedly comes with certain pitfalls.
A survey done with 1,500 teens and young adults shared by Time Magazine, stated that Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and wellbeing. The article shared a variety of reasons why this is the case: an association with higher levels of anxiety, loneliness, and “FOMO” (fear-of-missing-out), and links to decreased self-esteem.
Knowing that over 16 million American adults are affected by Major Depressive Disorder in a given year, and that there are increasing levels of social media use each year, it is important to strategize and revamp your Instagram feed.
A motivational message, Nick Fewings
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Instagram has become a part of almost everyone’s lives. As of January 2020, there are nearly 1 billion monthly active users on Instagram. If you’re going to use the app, use it to help yourself and follow these accounts!
You can’t see people’s mental health. You never know what someone is going through. Be kind always. –@selfcareisapriority
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