Young adults, those between 19 and 32, who are on social media for at least two hours a day double their risk of feeling socially isolated. Maybe that’s because they are! And therein lies the problem.
Mental health and social isolation are at epidemic levels among young adults.
If they visited the most popular social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram at least 58 times a week, they tripled their odds of feeling socially isolated compared to those visiting just 9 times a week.
The concern is that social media consumes people to the extent that they don’t enjoy face-to-face socializing.
Feelings of jealousy, exclusion and anger can erupt from seeing the probably “enhanced” lives people document on those sites. Young adults may become dissatisfied and possibly hopeless about their own lives.
Get off the computer and get out there!
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