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  • Sam DiFranco

MENTAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDIA

Research has shown that, Spending more than 3 hours on social media per day puts adolescents at a higher risk for mental health problems. 13% of kids ages 12-17 report depression and 32% report anxiety. 25% of 18 to 25-year-olds report mental illness.

Have you ever caught yourself killing time with hours of social media?

Spending too much time on this can affect your mental status due to delaying sleep. Your body has a circadian rhythm, which means your body works like a clock. When it is time for rest, you constantly fight it just to have more free time on the phone. If you find it hard to pull away, try placing a phone in a different room than where you sleep.

You need your mental health to be balanced:

Part of having balanced mental status, exercising the mind is crucial. If you’re consistently looking at videos or recent pictures on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter e.tc. that leaves minimal time for studying and or learning, thus, creating poor academic performance.

HOW WILL I NOTICE THE CHANGE?

If you start to feel the pressure of social media and or the burden from any situation, you will start to notice:

*Restlessness

*Low energy

*Depression

*Memory loss

*Anxious


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