How to Stay Sane When Interacting with Social Media

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Take control of your sanity with compassion on your social media feeds.
Air Date: 7/17/18
Duration: 18:57
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN & Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Denise McDermott, MD

Denise-McDermott1Dr. Denise McDermott, MD, has been in private practice in Southern California since 2001. She completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, and her Child Psychiatry residency at UCLA. As a medical doctor with board certifications in both Adult and Child Psychiatry, she treats children, adolescents and adults. Her goal is to empower you, your child, and your family to live the best life possible. Her approach is to encourage people to believe in wellness, not illness, and to lead a balanced healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Denise utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to medicine, where she integrates her western medicine psychiatric training using the Bio/Psycho/Social framework coupled with a Spirit/Mind/Body approach for mental health treatment of the whole person.

In Summer of 2016, she started her podcast the “Dr. Denise Show,” and she released her ebook, “Mental Health and How to Thrive” in fall of that year.

She lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her husband, their three children and their dog, Boomer.
  • Book Title: Mental Health and How to Thrive
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/DrDeniseMD/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrDeniseMD
How to Stay Sane When Interacting with Social Media
The political posts online may prompt you to jump ship from social media. Everything seems so divisive.

Psychiatrist Denise McDermott reminds that our thoughts, actions and intentions carry their own vibrational frequency. Internet communication demands we self-regulate and be mindful in our actions.

Text messages and typed communications don’t always express the consideration and care that an actual conversation would hold. Try a video call or caring voicemail when in-person chatting is difficult.

Dr. McDermott recommends taking breaks from social media. Remember your positive experiences with people, despite their political expressions. A loving history with a good person is often overshadowed by the polarity of the current political climate. Being mindful and thoughtful in your interactions will help you open minds and have true conversations.

It’s okay to remove people from your social media if they are toxic and hateful.

Listen as Dr. McDermott joins Lisa Davis to discuss how to stay sane when interacting on social media.
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