Six ways social media negatively affects your mental health

Social Media has changed all of our lives, not all for the better. There are great points in the article. M

Looking For The Light

Documenting your every move on social media can take its toll

The rise of social media has meant that we as a global population are more connected than we have ever been in the history of time.

However, our reliance on social media can have a detrimental effect on our mental health, with the average Brit checking their phone as much 28 times a day.

While social media platforms can have their benefits, using them too frequently can make you feel increasingly unhappy and isolated in the long run.

Do the pros of social media outweigh the cons? (Getty Images)

The constant barrage of perfectly filtered photos that appear on Instagram are bound to knock many people’s self-esteem, while obsessively checking your Twitter feed just before bed could be contributing towards poor quality of sleep.

Here are six ways that social media could be negatively affecting your mental health…

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