Most adolescents and young adults use social media. There are both positive and negative aspects to social media. While many enjoy staying connected on social media, excessive use can fuel feelings of addiction, anxiety, depression, isolation, and feelings of missing out. A prospective cohort study may produce more data regarding the relationship between social media use and mental health. Evidence from a variety of cross-sectional, longitudinal, and empirical studies implicates smartphone and social media use in the increase in mental distress, self-injurious behavior, and suicidality among youth. Many tips have been found to help the healthy dynamics of social media use and mental health. Mental well-being has been reported to improve by reducing or eliminating social media for many subjects.
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Dreiling, Amber Nicole
"Social Media and Adolescents' and Young Adults' Mental Health,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 66.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/66