Mental Health and Social Media

When people ask me if I have social media, I often provide my handles with a caveat.

I don’t post often.

It’s an understatement, really because I hardly post at all. Why? Well, like the video states, I was using it as an escape and it often took all my time and I’d feel terrible after. Instagram in particular has me feeling anxious and nervous so I limit my time on it.

One thing that has always caught my interest is society’s reliance on social media. How often do people wake up and scroll through their Twitter or Facebook feeds? Or during a spare minute, you’re casually on Instagram seeing what your friends are up to. It may seem simple and benign, almost, but we are all taking in this information and processing it whether we are aware or not.

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10 Useful Health Resources

The NHS (National Health Service) is comprised of public health care providers in the UK. While it’s based on the services available in the UK, the website is a useful resource.

Its website is a valuable source of information, providing an A-Z of different health conditions (including diabetes, cancer, mental health and pregnancy) and as well as lifestyle tips such as how to lose weight. Continue reading “10 Useful Health Resources”