Dating depression tips
Throw in a dating app like Tinder or social chat apps like Kik and We Chat, and it becomes easy to see how someone could be on that many platforms.
In a small study of young people in the UK, researchers identified Instagram as the social media platform most associated with negative feelings, including depression, anxiety, loneliness, trouble sleeping and bullying, with Snapchat following closely behind.
It might be time to find some balance in your social media life.
It’s unrealistic to think that we’re going to cut ourselves off of social media entirely, especially because all of the effects aren’t negative.
After all, it’s fantastic to find a community that loves long-haired Chihuahuas as much as you do, or seek out information on difficult topics, including mental health issues, from people who have experienced it already.
There are even websites where you can connect with licensed therapists to seek out care from the comfort of your own home.
And another study found that Facebook use negatively impacted how people felt moment-to-moment and also how satisfied they were with their lives.
And the images a person shares on Instagram (and the way they’re edited) could offer insight into signs of depression.