By – Navel Nazareth, Co-Founder Neo Aeon Media Solutions LLP, and Editor in chief at Closeted Stance
Since the easy accessibility of the internet and the boom of social media platforms, communicating with our near and dear one’s have become very convenient. While the positives overpower the negatives, it cannot be ignored that this has also led us to be more vulnerable towards trolls, criticism and frauds. Studies show that social media affects a person’s mental wellbeing to such a great extent that a person fails to recognise their self worth. As we all know that social media has always focused on highlighting the good and camouflaging the sides which shows our vulnerable side, there are still some accounts trying to actively showcase both sides of their lives but it still has a long way to go.
Everything in this world has its own pros and cons and so does social media as a whole. It all depends on one’s own perception, perspective and experiences which brings them to a side that then believe in. While they’re still a lot of negatives happening on Social media, it still has proven to be a resource for vulnerable people. Through this means one can easily find someone to communicate through the convenience of their homes. This has helped millions of people to come out of their shell and seek help in an anonymous manner if needed. This leverage helps social media to become a platform where people can express themselves without any filter
The positive impact social media has on mental health is that people in general are becoming more aware of their surroundings, awareness of their social issues and norms and the empowering side of social media to help boost one’s confidence but ironically many individuals compare themselves to others and focuses on where they are lacking rather than focusing on their positives. Hence it is important to put out what good social media has to offer, in order to take out the attention from the negative, and bring more attention to how social media can help people inspire today’s youth.