Life Therapy Series: Facebook and Depression
Have you ever noticed that after logging in a few hours on Facebook, you begin to doubt your own self-worth and compare yourselves to others? Is Facebook at fault for creating these feelings? Jasmin Terrany, LMHC, believes that Facebook has a lot to do with how we view ourselves in comparison to those around us, and the advice she gives is beneficial in helping to banish those feelings.
"Facebook and Depression"
"I really do believe that Facebook and Social Media definitely contributes to feelings of sadness and judgement. One thing that I have noticed that Facebook does, is that we either tend to judge others, or judge ourselves. So when you're on there, and you're like, "Oh my god, can you believe blah blah blah," or you're like, "Oh my god I'm not XYZ," you're sitting with negativity.
People are just addicted to being able to judge people, why, because when we feel low, you wanna bring someone down to make ourselves feel up. And bringing someone down to make yourself feel up isn't actually helping anything, because you're putting someone down, and sitting with negativity anyway."