Social media can be a plus during coronavirus pandemic if used carefully

Dunn said being self aware while using social media is always one of the most effective ways to manage your use and people should consider whether their mood improves or degrades when they’re using it. — TNS

With physical distancing requirements still in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus, many people homebound lacking the social activities that once kept them occupied, have relied more on social media for news, entertainment and connection.

But managing social media use in a way that helps mental well-being can be difficult, according to Dr Sarah Lowe, who is both a clinical psychologist and a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health.

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