Facebook’s Mental Health Problem

The most important thing I learned in 2015? That depression and social media do not go well together at all.

Kati Krause
Dec 11, 2015 · 11 min read

Every receding wave left a despair more profound than the one before — yet every time I wanted nothing more than the comforting waters to return. Pull to refresh.



“Oh yes, I see that a lot,” my psychiatrist said matter-of-factly when I asked her whether her other depressive patients were also unable to use social media. “One even dumped her phone recently.”

I took to my Facebook feed in search of material and the further I went back, the more jealous I felt at my own life as I had portrayed it.


“All of this is leading us down this dangerous path of alienation. And not just from each other, but from our own selves. We’re walking down a technological thrust into collective depressive dissonance.”


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Thanks to Mark Lotto.

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Smashing stigmas around mental health since 2017.