Picture perfect? Counselor weighs in on how face- and body-altering apps can affect mental health
These two age groups often feel pressure to project a certain image on social media. “The problem with social media is, we think we’re putting things out there to share our lives with other people, but as a recipient of social media, we’re actually comparing ourselves to others,” she said. What is the maximum daily time each person should spend on social media? What are some alternative activities we can do instead of social media? Social media use and the pressure to be picture perfect can cause a variety of mental health issues in teens and young adults.