Stuff My Therapist Says

The Impact of Social Media On Relationships & Mental Health w/ Kristy Weidner

July 15, 2021 Sara Makin & Kristy Weidner Season 1 Episode 14
Stuff My Therapist Says
The Impact of Social Media On Relationships & Mental Health w/ Kristy Weidner
Show Notes

Social media has become a staple in our everyday lives. Ask anyone you run into and chances are excellent they just recently spent some time on one of the many social media networks at their disposal. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok...these and many other platforms consume hours of our time and, if overused, can lead to damaging outcomes.

Have you stopped to consider the role social media plays in your relationships? Or, in your overall mental health? Overuse of social media has been linked to depression, suicide in teenagers, and many other critical mental ailments that have been proven to impact your well-being. 

This episode of The Makin Wellness Podcast takes a closer look at the effects social media has on our relationships, as well as our mental health as a whole. Helping me explore this critically important topic in more detail is Kristy Weidner, Co-Owner of The Village Center For Holistic Therapy in Pittsburgh.

Kristy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Yoga Instructor, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Her viewpoints on this and the full scope of mental health offer unparalleled value to the show. This is an installment of the podcast you don't want to miss.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • The power of living as a healthy, healed version of yourself
  • How to be mindful of your relationships with others, as well as yourself
  • The impact social media has on relationships and overall mental health
  • The definition of "The Ripple Effect" and the role it plays in your life
  • How simple breathing exercises can get you reset and refocused
  • Why setting boundaries and saying no is vital to your mental health

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