The relationship between our mental health and social media has become a popular topic for cutting-edge scientific research. Health professionals are now suggesting that certain aspects of social media can increase* our risk for developing symptoms of depression and narcissism. There are even major warning signs that have been labeled as predictors for depression if a person posts certain words or even filters to pictures.
This article is not intended to persuade you to get off social media it is just intended to make your more aware of the addictive behaviors associated with certain aspects of social media.
There are plenty of positive aspects to the communities on different social media platforms but it is important to make it a priority to have personal real-life relationships with actual people rather than staying in touch digitally on social media.