Social Media and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Liberty House is incredibly proud to highlight the work of a local high school senior, Carolina, on a project raising awareness and offering tips on social media and mental health.  If you missed this campaign on our iRespect&Protect accounts on Facebook and Instagram, we’ve collected these posts in today’s blog.

Effects of Social Media on Mental Health

Have you ever had a conversation with your child about how they feel when using their cell phones or social media? As adults, we have a point of reference of a time before cell phones and social media ruled the world. However, kids today have never known a world without cell phones and internet access. They are growing up with mobile devices not only in their homes, but also in their classrooms. This is their “normal.”

In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about the connections between social media use and mental health, actions we can take to make social media safer, and how to start having these safety conversations.