Alright everyone, here’s my first blog post. My hopes are to add interesting content and ideas from the mental health sphere and beyond. This should give you an insight into my take on the field right now, and where it’s headed in the future. I’m very intrigued by how the advancement of science technology has changed mental health and social work and the roles within it, and hope to explore that.

I’ll leave you with an interesting article I stumbled across, which details how Instagram was correlated to the worst mental health impact of all social media platforms for adolescents ages 14-24.

  • Instagram is:
    • – negative for “people’s body image, sleep and fear of missing out”
    • + positive for “self-expression and self-identity”

“It’s interesting to see Instagram and Snapchat ranking as the worst for mental health and wellbeing – both platforms are very image-focused and it appears they may be driving feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in young people.”

 


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