social media and the negative toll on mental health
Social media also plays a role in the collective response to a traumatic event. At any given moment, you can turn to social media to see how other people are responding to a natural disaster or act of terrorism. With social media, the images and stories can be in your face as they are frequently shared.
Negative Toll on Mental Health
It’s possible that staying glued to social media during a major traumatic event may be harmful to your mental health. Listening to people argue about the best way to respond to a horrific event, for example, may increase feelings of despair.
Watching the same graphic images over and over again can take a toll on your well-being. It’s often helpful to detox from social media to give your brain a bit of a break.