Whilst social media may, in some cases, have a positive impact on an individual’s mental health, many studies demonstrate the serious risk it poses to your day-to-day mental state.
A recent article I found in the Economist helps to make this sweeping statement slightly more detailed. Here is an interesting graph demonstrating the impact of major social media sites on people’s mental health. (For the full article see – The Economist)
Any attempt for you to give up Social Media would be pretty difficult seeing as its become part of most people’s daily (and in most cases hourly) lives.
So here’s just a recommendation of something reasonably simple my friend James made – its a Chrome extension that makes Facebook less addictive by removing some of the sneaky addictive code you probably didn’t realise was there.