The relationship between social media and mental health is complex, as social media takes over more and more of our lives. Many people instantly assume social media has a negative effect on mental health, but can there be positive effects too?
Social media has a positive impact on your mental health
Social media has the power to positively impact our mental health.
Social media connects us to positive messages
Social media facilitates the spread of positive messages that people would not otherwise be privy to.
Social media causes dopamine highs and is thus addictive
Social media induces a chemical change in our brains, damaging our mental capacity over time. With every like and follow, the brain releases the neurotransmitter dopamine, effectively causing the brain to rewire itself to constantly crave social media.