Revisiting: Social Media & Mental Health with Christopher Ferguson
We’re finishing up our two week long retrospective with one more “look back” episode. Today we’re revisiting our episode on Social Media featuring an interview with Christopher Ferguson sharing his expertise as a psychology professor with Dr. Fedrick. Several months later and this episode is just as topical as ever. So enjoy this last revisit episode and tune in Monday for a brand new episode of Calm, Cool, & Connected.
There are currently over 4.5 billion people in the world using at least one social network.
Influencers, celebrities and regular people all take to Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks to share their lives. But what effect does social media use have on mental health?
For this episode of Calm, Cool & Connected, we are joined by Christopher J. Ferguson, a professor of psychology at Stetson University. He helps us examine the effects of social media on our mental state!
Key Takeaways from Liz’s talk with Chris:
• Hear how social media has positive effects on mental health
• Learn why pre-existing mental health conditions are exacerbated by social media
• Find out some ways parents can mitigate risks when it comes to kids and social media use
• Learn: what exactly is “doom scrolling”?
• Hear why the block and mute buttons are tools for mental health
All of this and more on today’s episode!
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