Social Media and Mental Health 

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 and 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 both helpful for mental health reasons

All of this and more, on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected.

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