- 1 How does social media help people with mental health issues?
- 2 How do you promote mental health awareness?
- 3 How social media affects your brain?
- 4 How social media affects mental health pros and cons?
- 5 What activities help mental health?
- 6 How do you introduce your mental health to students?
- 7 What are the 4 types of mental illness?
- 8 What are 3 risks of social media?
- 9 What are the effects of social media addiction?
- 10 How social media can influence you?
- 11 Why social media is bad for your mental health?
- 12 What are the disadvantages of mental health?
- 13 How does social media affect mental health in youth?
A 2018 University of Pennsylvania study found that reducing social media use to 30 minutes a day resulted in a significant reduction in levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness, sleep problems, and FOMO. But you don’t need to cut back on your social media use that drastically to improve your mental health.
How do you promote mental health awareness?
Here are some simple steps you can take to help raise the collective consciousness about mental health where you live:
- Talk with everyone you know.
- Open up about your experience.
- Encourage kind language.
- Educate yourself about mental illness.
- Coordinate a mental health screening event.
- Leverage social media.
Social media has the ability to both capture and scatter your attention. Not only does this lead to poorer cognitive performance, but it shrinks parts of the brain associated with maintaining attention.
Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health
- Pro – Increases communication and raising awareness.
- Con – Promotion of fake news.
- Pro – Can help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
- Con – Can also increase feelings of loneliness.
- Pro – Normalises help seeking behaviour.
- Con – Can promote anti-social behaviour.
What activities help mental health?
Here are some activities that can help to improve your overall psychological well-being.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Stop to enjoy small aspects of the day.
- Use a stress ball or some other stress reliever.
- Perform a random act of kindness.
- Deep breathing exercises.
- Pet a dog.
How do you introduce your mental health to students?
A Mentally Healthy Classroom Culture: Help students feel safe both physically and emotionally. Help students want to share their feelings and feel safe doing so. Help them build positive relationships with teachers and peers. Incorporate activities to build a feeling of classroom community.
What are the 4 types of mental illness?
Types of mental illness
- mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder)
- anxiety disorders.
- personality disorders.
- psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia)
- eating disorders.
- trauma-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder)
- substance abuse disorders.
The risks you need to be aware of are:
- cyberbullying (bullying using digital technology)
- invasion of privacy.
- identity theft.
- your child seeing offensive images and messages.
- the presence of strangers who may be there to ‘groom’ other members.
Excessive social media use can not only cause unhappiness and a general dissatisfaction with life in users but also increase the risk of developing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Emotion. Multiple studies have shown that unlimited use of social media causes stress, bad moods and negative mental health. Many people wake up in the morning and immediately check their Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter.
When people look online and see they’re excluded from an activity, it can affect thoughts and feelings, and can affect them physically. A 2018 British study tied social media use to decreased, disrupted, and delayed sleep, which is associated with depression, memory loss, and poor academic performance.
What are the disadvantages of mental health?
- Unhappiness and decreased enjoyment of life.
- Family conflicts.
- Relationship difficulties.
- Social isolation.
- Problems with tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
- Missed work or school, or other problems related to work or school.
- Legal and financial problems.
- Poverty and homelessness.
The participants who spent the most time on social media had 2.6 times the risk. Results from a separate study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine showed that the more time young adults spent on social media, the more likely they were to have problems sleeping and report symptoms of depression.