5 Signs You May Be Social Media Depressed

5 Signs You May Be Social Media Depressed. How can you tell if you are?

5 Signs You May Be Social Media DepressedI recently met up with an old friend who I hadn’t heard much from in a while. I asked the inevitable question, “Are you on Facebook?”  She looked embarrassed. Finally, she told me she left Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites because they depressed her and caused her not to want to take part in real life. 

This was my first time hearing that social media can cause depression for some. I started doing some research and found it is a real problem for many. 

5 Signs You May Be Social Media Depressed

  • Does being on Facebook,Twitter, etc., make you feel insulated or secluded from the rest of the participants on the pages?
  • When reading your newsfeed, do you feel like the kid who wasn’t invited to a  party? Do you feel like you are missing out on something?
  • Do you measure yourself and your accomplishments (or lack of) against what  others are doing?
  • Are you taking it personally when you don’t receive enough likes or comments on a post?
  • Do you feel stressed, jealous, lonely? Does it cause you to dislike or hate, get truly angry at a person?
  • Does it make you anxious? Do you feel like you failed somehow? Do you worry about ever being able to do well?

Okay, it came out to 6 signs.

What To Do About Social Media Depression

5 Signs You May Be Social Media Depressed

It seems the health media cannot agree on whether or not Social Media Depression is real or does it happen to those who are already somewhat depressed. There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of helpful hints.  There are social networking sites that claim to aid in depression. I have never tried one and neither has anyone I know.  Here is the link to Anxiety Social Net.  This is not a recommendation since I know nothing about them simply an avenue. There’s also the Happiness In Your Life website .

My cure for Social Media Depression?
Get off Social Media and curl up with a cup of tea and a great book! Or go out and mingle with friends.

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5 Signs You May Be Social Media Depressed


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