Depression has become one of the most commonly used words in the past few years. It is a word that gets used whenever something is inconvenient or sad, rather than being used solely in a mental health capacity. We have changed the perception of the word, taking away some of the stigma and fear that surrounded the word. Today, people are more aware than ever about what depression is, what it can look like and that it is not something to be ashamed of. This does not mean that all the stigma and fear of depression is gone, or that there is not a profound sense of guilt and shame that follows for many people, but it has become a lot more common as people speak up.
Do You Need a Digital Detox? The Connection Between Social Media and Your Mental Health
Do you reach for your phone in the morning before you get out of bed? Have you ever fallen asleep with a phone or tablet beside your head? Do you wonder about the impact of your screen time on your mental state and well-being? With a few high-profile celebrities recently announcing that they are taking a break from social media to protect their mental health, it has renewed conversation about how social media makes us feel and the role that it plays in our lives. From FOMO (fear of missing out) to doom-scrolling to chasing likes to oversharing, many of us have developed some unhealthy habits when it comes to using social media.
4 Tips for Self-Care: How to Improve Wellness and Mental Health During challenging Times.