Facebook and Mental Health, Continued

therapy in Greensboro, NCWelcome back. We are here to talk more about the dangers of Facebook and negative mental health issues that users may experience. In our previous blog post, we talked about how Facebook can cause both low self-esteem and high self-esteem. Each of these can cause serious mental health issues. If you're searching for holistic mental health therapy in Greensboro, NC, call Legacy Freedom.

Unfortunately, Facebook can be a vicious cycle of feeling either high self-esteem or low self-esteem, especially for those who have trouble with low self-esteem. You're constantly viewing other peoples' lives. For some, it's hard to separate reality from social media. You typically only see the good things that happen.

Smiling faces boating on the lake, a big family gathering or a fun outing with friends might seem like a normal, everyday lifestyle. However, you don't get to see the stressful day at work, an argument with a spouse or other negative parts of life that come with the good.

According to psychologytoday.com, "A study conducted by The University of Gothenburg in Sweden surveyed 335 men and 676 women, with an average age of 32, to help determine the link between self-esteem and Facebook usage. A significant negative relationship between the two was uncovered (as Facebook interaction increased, self-esteem decreased), though the main difference was between genders. Women who used Facebook were apt to feel less happy and content with their lives."

Another study surveyed around 1,500 users of social media. They were asked questions about how social media affects their sleep, anxiety, depression, self-image, fear of missing out, self-esteem, loneliness, bullying and identity.

Of those, it was shown that social media had a severe negative impact on the following:

  • sleep
  • body image
  • fear of missing out
  • bullying
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loneliness

While Facebook is a major presence in social media, Instagram is just as popular. Even more, Instagram showed the highest rate of mental health problems in users. To learn more about Instagram and mental health issues, be sure to stay tuned. We will feature a blog post about the dangers of these, soon.

Holistic Mental Health Therapy in Greensboro, NC

If you feel like anxiety or depression is a part of your everyday life, it might be time to consider getting help. Please contact us to learn more about our services. We are here to help you get back on track to a happy, healthy life. You'll find that we offer alternative, holistic therapy in Greensboro, NC. Our programs are geared toward helping individuals cope with their disorders.

Accepting that you need help with a mental disorder can be difficult. Often, those suffering blame themselves for their situation and rarely believe that they can be helped. Feeling helpless and hopeless is a common problem with all types of mental illnesses. However, accepting help is the first step in the right direction. Know that whatever it is that's causing your disorder, treatment can help. Holistic, alternative therapy is here for you. All you have to do is acknowledge that you need it.

When you're ready to talk with our staff of professionals, contact Legacy Freedom of Greensboro. We can help you with affordable mental health services that work.

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