Episode 19: The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health – Part 1

Episode 19: The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health – Part 1

Assessment
On today's episode, we are discussing the first part of a two-part series on the effects of social media use on mental health, specifically with regards to anxiety and mood disorders. Today's episode will cover some of the history and background of social media and mental health, and then we will discuss some of the positive effects on mental health that can be seen from healthy social media use. References “Alcohol Facts and Statistics.” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Aug. 2018, www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-facts-and-statistics. “Demographics of Social Media Users and Adoption in the United States.” Social Media Fact Sheet, Pew Research Center, 5 Feb. 2018, www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/social-media/. “Yahoo News/Marist Poll: Weed & The American Family.” Marist Poll. Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, 17…
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