Using Facebook When You're Living With Depression

Posted on October 16, 2015

When you live with depression, it’s important to put yourself in a positive environment. Toxic people and negative experiences only serve to worsen depressive symptoms.

It’s wise to learn the psychological reasons for using social networking. Understanding the reasons why you use Facebook will help determine if this social media is a thumbs up experience – or if you should consider other social avenues.

Tips on using Facebook:

1) Ask yourself why you’re on Facebook. Is it to bond or to bridge? Once you determine what you’re looking for – connection or networking– then you can set realistic expectations.

2) Explore your “user pattern” - or how you are using Facebook. Are you spending time too much time reading the news feeds of others? Are your bridging connections creating support, or are the conversations provocative, challenging or taunting?

3) Once you realize how you’re using Facebook, ask yourself what each of these activities does for you. The goal is to discover what gratifies you not only socially, but emotionally.

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Category(s):Depression

Source material from Dr Deborah Serani's Blog


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