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Six Tips to Protect you Mental Health on Social Media


SCREEN TIME AVERAGES:

• Adults: 3.25 Hrs/Day 1,186 Hrs/Year & 50 DAYS/year!!! • Teens: 7 Hrs/Day 2,592 Hrs/Year & 104 DAYS/year!!!


It is shocking to consider how much time many of us spend engaged with our technology, especially due to the findings that indicate that increased screen time relates directly to a decrease in our mental health . For example, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that increased screen time was related to increased anxiety, depression, loneliness, and sleep problems.


Therefore, to increase mental health awareness, I have compiled a list of a few things we can do to protect our mental health while on our screens, and more specifically, our social media accounts:


  1. Take a Break.

  2. Remind yourself that not everything is as perfect as it seems.

  3. Choose positive communities and content on social media.

  4. Spend time with friends (even virtually!).

  5. Set a time, or better yet, use apps that track and monitor the time you spend on certain apps.

  6. Ask for help when you feel overwhelmed!


Reach out today if you have any questions, or would like some assistance in managing your mental health! Phone: (604) 418-2031

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