There are clear health benefits of being part of an online community. One of those benefits has to do with your emotional wellbeing.
If you have only heard of how social media is bad for you, here are three positive effects of social media on your
1. Allows You to Connect With Family and Loved Ones
We are social beings that long to socialize, interact, and connect with others. Social media allows you to stay in touch with your loved ones promoting positive
Elderly individuals and people with limited mobile mobility particularly benefit from social media platforms as they get to connect with loved ones without the need to travel.
In a recent survey where 1000 pensioners were surveyed, the findings indicated 7 out of the10 surveyed seniors used Facebook to connect and keep in touch with loved ones. For such people, interaction through social media helps prevent loneliness and depression, among other
2. Raises Awareness on Mental Issues
Through social media, organizations and individuals can raise awareness on
For instance, using unique hashtags can make a
In one such awareness post, an organization shared a picture of an egg on Instagram to create awareness on
3. Source of Social Support and Interventions for
Mental Health Issues
An increasing number of online groups and websites are offering
Through such platforms, people with
In one study, researchers found out that socially apprehensive people may find refuge in social media when they need to talk to someone.
In conclusion, social media can positively impact your
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