The Link Between Social Media and Depression

  • Topic Info:

    Is social media destroying your life?

    Web-based applications are helpful in staying connected with friends, family and colleagues across the world.  However, for some it seems like social media is turning into an online popularity contest that may have some serious consequences.  Many people spend long hours comparing their lives to others via status updates and vacation photos. All of this can lead to self-esteem issues.

    Dr. Greg Jantz, PhD discusses how social networking websites can increase anxiety, depression and make users feel insecure. He also touches on whether or not these repercussions invalidate the benefits of the new-age communications tool. 


  • Book Title: When Your Teenager Becomes ... The Stranger in the House
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS