social media and mental health

Are Technological Advances Harming Us?

There is no doubt that technological advances have changed our lives. Think about some of the significant innovations within the last few decades that have transformed Western society. Cellphones and video chat allow us to quickly relay messages and keep in touch with family and friends that may live in another state or country. The…

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How to Know if You Need a Digital Vacation

People check smartphones on and off throughout the day. This causes stress and a thought process that borders on obsessive to know what is happening in other people’s lives, some of whom are just barely friends or acquaintances. Social media has a lot to do with how people perceive their health and overall wellness. Escaping…

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Why the Power of Social Media Can Become a Crossover Addiction

 Social media is in everyone’s hands now, it seems. Anywhere people go they are hyper-connected to their smartphones where they can see what other people around the world are saying, doing, and engage with it at a moment’s notice. Research is just now beginning to catch up with how people’s behavior around social media can…

The Effects of Addiction

A person battling addiction is at risk of severe physical and mental health complications, overdose, and early death. A person can develop an addiction to things other than drugs or alcohol. Some people suffer from an addiction to gambling, gaming, sex, using the Internet, social media, tobacco, caffeine, and much more. All addictions interfere with…

Hidden Dangers and Relapse Triggers You May Not See Coming

Recovery can be a challenge with so many new ways to look at life from a sober lens. It requires your full attention and energy to get through. When one person devotes time to getting sober, recovery goes smoothly but not everyone will experience this. The whole thing can fall apart quickly if you become…

Do You Need A Digital Detox?

  There’s a lot of risk for relapse hidden in the phone. Your dealer’s number is there. You know how to access them on Facebook. You could call up an old drinking buddy and make plans, without calling anyone else. Silently, on Instagram, you can find illegal drugs for sale. If you are prone to…

Is Social Media Having The Same Effect On Men’s Body Image As It Is On Women?

  Social media is a platform for marketing, for business, for developing relationships, for reaching audiences, for posting pictures of food, and for making it seem like you live a perfect life. Maybe not exactly. Social media has no rules. People post whatever they want and say whatever they want about those posts. Each social…