Social media dramatically impacts our offline lives and mental well-being; examine its benefits, risks and controversies through scientific studies, real-life anecdotes and more.
Living with Real Emotions in a Virtual World
Mental health typically lives as a topic of quiet discussion. It also leaves its victims feeling alone and like no one understands. Help is usually not far away, but people have reason to be scared. To keep up appearances they often downplay or hide their own emotions and keep their pain to themselves. Other people, are not afraid to tell everyone what they are going through, whether it is genuine or not.
The Ultimate Guide to Produce Valuable Content and Fight Depression!
Why is it that the most influential, sought-after influencers are burning out? This article is not just about YouTubers, but people in general. Everyone faces depression at some point in their life, which mainly stems from being attached to an expected outcome or attachment to something from the past.
Tips to Grow Your Brand and Increase Your Monthly Income as an Influencer
Influencers of all types residing all around the world were able to quit their 9-5 in a matter of 30 days. 99.4 percent have gone on to successfully triple their monthly income, and live their entrepreneur dreams.
Social Media Vs. Mental Health
It was just a feeling, not even a thought that I was aware of. Just a feeling that started to physically determine itself in long nights that attacked my ability to sleep and relax. With each turn of my shoulder, each smarting, blink of my eyes, and a little less sleep one thought would be followed by another and then another until my head was full of uncontrollable pictures of the past and of the future.
- Top Story - June 2018
Think about what you did this morning. Maybe you woke up and ate breakfast? Stayed in bed for a few extra minutes? Watched a show on Netflix because it wasn't quite time to get out of bed yet?
Back to Instalife
Depression is a bitch. I think we all know that this is true. When you're at your lowest, self care isn't a thing. You isolate yourself and cut away your friends. You don't let yourself exist because you're too numb to the idea of existing.
Getting Caught up in Social Media Madness
As a 25-year-old, I'm part of the generation that remembers the simple life. A life without life-consuming technology. A life without crippling anxiety and depression. A life without Instagram.
The Most Dangerous Challenge
Warning! This subject material is a very sensitive to some viewers. Viewer discretion advised. When you hear or see the words, “Blue Whale,” you think of the animal, right? Well what if the word “game” or “challenge” was attached to it? Then what do you think of? What if I told you the meaning of the Blue Whale Game or Challenge was not innocent? The Blue Whale Game, also known as the Blue Whale Challenge, is a series of tasks assigned to players by a manager over a fifty days, with the final task requiring the player to commit suicide. You read that right; it’s a suicide game.
My Mental Health Won’t Make Me Interesting
I can only speak one language. I don't know how to fold a fitted sheet, and I hate parties. You could suppose that these things alone could & would potentially be a part of one's personal traits that make them seem cool and interesting, and I would suppose that that's right. However, I can't do these things. There's actually quite a lot of things that I can't do, or struggle to do, and in that ineptitude, I have often found myself using my illnesses as a crutch to deem me as the manic pixie dream girl trope.
- Top Story - January 2018
Cyber Bullying is Killing People…
When I was younger, I was bullied. Sometimes I think that it wasn’t that bad, largely because no adult seemed to care that much. But since the memory of being punched in the face till I was knocked on the floor, by a boy in my class, and the memory of having leaves stuffed into my mouth in the bushes of my school playground by girls older than me, stand out above most of my other memories from school… I’m going to assume it was kind of bad. It maybe fucked with my head a bit.
#OCD #Sucidal #Depression #Anxiety
These are some of the "#" that run free on social media. Now we all learned from experience that the more hashtags you put, more people see the post. So naturally, people started putting random hashtags to posts that don't even have any relevance to what is in the picture, just so more people see the post and increase the likes. The problem, in my opinion, is when you start associating yourself with these disorders that are more serious than people realize. But in order to realize why you shouldn't associate yourself with these things, you have to understand them and how serious they are. So let's start explaining them.
The Girl on the Spectrum
My name is Hannah and I am 25 years old. I was diagnosed with ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) in July 2016, at age 23. Prior to this, I lived my life without support or acknowledgment of my blatant differences and although my family was aware that I was not the same as everyone else, the medical professionals we approached misdiagnosed me with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and simply brushed things off as me being quirky.