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Smartphones: Bane and boon to mental health


You don’t have to look far for a lifeline – the help you need could come from the phone itself. — 123rf.com

You don’t have to look far for a lifeline – the help you need could come from the phone itself. — 123rf.com

Like most people, Jay (not her real name) is very dependent on her smartphone. It is the first thing she reaches for when she wakes up, and the last thing she puts down before going to sleep.

While she is happy to own a piece of technology that makes her life easier and makes her more available and connected to her colleagues and loved ones, Jay is afraid that the smartphone will one day become the bane of her existence, as it has for many others.

   

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