Often, many people compare themselves to others through many platforms, including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter etc. This is problematic though, because we are only seeing people’s highlight reels.
Depression and Social Media
Cilka Ovettini

Do we really see other peoples true selves, true lives on a day-to-day? I do agree that social media allows us to more easily see extremes of highlights, like vacations or luxuries like concerts/expensive food. But on the daily I think that we as a society do not inherently show or tell others about what is really going on with our lives, sometimes not even close friends. Mental illnesses STILL carry a lot of stigma today, and while we can start to combat it with social media I think a lot of work needs to be done in the REAL world to allow space for difficult conversations to happen and for un-biased/non-judgement responses to be the norm.

Great piece on the real life struggles associated with the online world.

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