We’re more connected to the world than ever before, but we don’t feel closer to others.
Researchers at Yale University and UC San Diego proved that our feelings of health and happiness could be related to Facebook use and it’s not good. The more we logged onto Facebook, the worse we felt.
They found that the amount of time spent on Facebook was tightly linked to compromised social, physical and psychological health.
An average level of use isn’t a problem, but for every level above average, the risk of mental illness increases significantly.
Other studies have also proven that social media goes hand-in-hand with feelings of isolation and anxiety.
There are many other factors that likely impacted these results, but the reality is that what people really need is other people with real interactions and relationships.
Keep a close watch on mental health and social media in your family.
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