How to use social media, according to a mental health expert Six tips from a psychologist for coping with the negative impacts of social media use, which research has linked to social isolation, loneliness, and depression.

“Approach social media mindfully, ask why?” – Social media platforms spend billions perfecting the art of pulling your attention and hijacking your time. Be intentional and aware of how successful those goals are being met, is it at the expense of your own? Ask yourself why you logged in, then ask if that reason, want, or objective was met when you finished scrolling. If you don’t like the answer, change it.

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