Link Found Between Teens On Social Media And Mental Illness


EXPERTS SAY IT’S JUST ANOTHER REASON TO CUT DOWN ON SCREEN TIME. CINDY HSU EXPLAINS. I’M PROBABLY CHECKING EVERY 15 MINUTES. LIKE 10 MINUTES EVEN. 17-YEAR-OLD RUBY FAIR IS CHECKING OUT ON HER PHONE. FOMO. FEAR OF MISSING OUT. IT’S A REAL THING. YOU FEAR YOU’RE NOT POPULAR. DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FRIENDS. RESEARCHERS FOUND POSSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA AND SKYROCKETING RATES OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE. INCLUDING ANXIETY, MAJOR DEPRESSION, AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS. BETWEEN 2005 AND 2017, KIDS AGES 12 TO 17, HAD A 52% INCREASE OF SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSIVE EPISODES. AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM 18 TO 25 SAW A 71% INCREASE OF SYMPTOMS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS. RESEARCHERS FOUND THE GREATEST SPIKE IN SYMPTOMS IN 2011. ABOUT THE SAME TIME SOCIAL MEDIA REALLY TOOK HOLD. THEY WANT TO BE FAMOUS. THEY WANT TO BE INSTAGRAM FAMOUS. SNAPCHAT FAMOUS. THESE DAYS, PEOPLE ARE MEASURING THEIR SUCCESS THROUGH THE UNREALISTIC LENS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. DR. GARDIER IS LOOKING AT RED FLAGS. IT INTERFERES WITH THEIR COMPLETING THEIR HOMEWORK. WHERE THEY’RE TOO TIRED TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE IN THE CLASSROOM. AND OF COURSE, THAT SOCIAL ISOLATION OF THEY’D RATHER SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE DEVICES THAN OTHER KIDS. EXPERTS SAY IF THERE IS A

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  1. This kids are soooooo smart! That they are more involved in social Media then the parents think…. games/apps … parents think face book is only gate they should guard… 8yr olds are Shooting and hanging them self….. our future looks Bad people… wish all the best.. it's a war out there!

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