Deleting social media: How it transformed my mental health as a college student 

Sunday, February 04, 2024
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January is National Mental Wellness Month, or as some call it “self-care” month. For me, it is a month to rethink how my habits have been affecting their mental health. Unfortunately, college students are going through a mental health epidemic. Right now, according to the Healthy Mind survey, which surveyed over 96,000 U.S. students across 133 campuses during the 2021–22 academic year, mental health problems are at the highest rates in the survey’s 15-year history. Specifically, 44 percent of students reported symptoms of depression and 37 percent said they experienced anxiety. While statistics may be daunting, it is a nice reminder that you are not the only one going through these issues on campus. Before you can reflect, reaching out to the proper resources, such as therapy or other forms of mental help groups, is important. However, in the vein of self-care, one way to help minimize symptoms of mental health struggles is by diminishing how much one spends on social media. 

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