I Was Open About My Depression on Facebook & Here’s What Happened

I Was Open About My Depression on Facebook & Here’s What Happened

https://www.bustle.com/articles/127661-i-was-open-about-my-depression-on-facebook-heres-what-happened

By: JR THORPE Mar 23 2016

I think that this was a very well written article that showed all of the aspects of her posts and others reactions to it. She explains her post, what had happened- people’s reaction, support, how others had been through the same thing and understood her feelings and what she realized after she had made the post.

For her, she realized that she will not be posting about her moods anytime soon unless she is severely depressed because it ended up causing more problems that she didn’t need any more stress to add to what she was already feeling internally.

The author has severe depression and wanted to let people know that if she had acted differently that there was a reason behind it.

She does refer to different links inside her article- hyperlinked within.

One written by herself (9 Weird Symptoms of Being Depressed That Are Darkly Funny)

And the others are from other websites regarding social media she thought were a good tie into her article.

Social Media’s Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships

Social Media Is Destroying Quality Human Interaction

Social media is harming the mental health of teenagers. The state has to act.

I think that the article I would follow would be the last article about how social media is harming the mental health of teenagers. Mainly because it could have some link to my own inquiry project but also because it would be something that Sherry Turkle would have mentioned in Reclaiming Conversation.

Something I found interesting she said was “Social media is a unique kind of peer pressure” because she noticed that people’s comments soon sounded all the same after a while. If people believe they’re supposed to be supportive of a post, they’ll like it or use the heart to “love it” if they believe they’re supposed to be sad, they’ll use the sad crying emoji and/or comment “I’m sorry, here if you need me” or “It will get better, keep your head up” etc.

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