Social media health clues


FINISHING AHEAD OF U OF M ARE
TWO CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS, UC TWO CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS, UC
BERKLEY AND UCLA. BERKLEY AND UCLA.
>>Steve: RESEARCH FINDS WE>>Steve: RESEARCH FINDS WE
REVEAL A LOT ABOUT OUR FELL AND REVEAL A LOT ABOUT OUR FELL AND
MENTAL HEALTH BY WHAT WE POST ON MENTAL HEALTH BY WHAT WE POST ON
SOCIAL MEDIA. SOCIAL MEDIA.
SO WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO SO WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO
RESPOND WHEN A “LIKE” JUST RESPOND WHEN A “LIKE” JUST
DOESN’T SEEM SUFFICIENT? DOESN’T SEEM SUFFICIENT?
PEOPLE HAVE A LOT TO SAY ON PEOPLE HAVE A LOT TO SAY ON
SOCIAL MEDIA. SOCIAL MEDIA.
BUT YOU SHOULDN’T OVERREACT TO BUT YOU SHOULDN’T OVERREACT TO
EVERYTHING YOU READ. EVERYTHING YOU READ.
>>YOU MIGHT SEE SOMEBODY WHO>>YOU MIGHT SEE SOMEBODY WHO
SOUNDS VERY ISOLATED AND SOUNDS VERY ISOLATED AND
DEPRESSED BUT MAYBE THEY ONLY DEPRESSED BUT MAYBE THEY ONLY
POST WHEN THEY DO. POST WHEN THEY DO.
ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU MAY SEE ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU MAY SEE
PEOPLE WHO ONLY POST WHEN PEOPLE WHO ONLY POST WHEN
THEY’RE FEELING GOOD AND THINGS THEY’RE FEELING GOOD AND THINGS
ARE GOING WELL FOR THEM. ARE GOING WELL FOR THEM.
SO DON’T OVERREACT. SO DON’T OVERREACT.
>>Steve: IT’S IMPORTANT TO>>Steve: IT’S IMPORTANT TO
REMEMBER THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS REMEMBER THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS
JUST A SNAPSHOT OF SOMEONE’S JUST A SNAPSHOT OF SOMEONE’S
LIFE, NOT THE WHOLE PICTURE. LIFE, NOT THE WHOLE PICTURE.
BUT THERE MAY BE IMPORTANT CLUES BUT THERE MAY BE IMPORTANT CLUES
YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE. YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE.
RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT SOCIAL RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT SOCIAL
MEDIA POSTS AND PREDICTED MEDIA POSTS AND PREDICTED
CONDITIONS LIKE DIABETES, CONDITIONS LIKE DIABETES,
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION BASED ON ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION BASED ON
WHAT PEOPLE WERE POSTING ABOUT. WHAT PEOPLE WERE POSTING ABOUT.
IF SOMEONE IN YOUR CIRCLE IS IF SOMEONE IN YOUR CIRCLE IS
POSTING NEGATIVE SENTIMENTS, IT POSTING NEGATIVE SENTIMENTS, IT
MAY BE WORTH REACHING OUT TO SEE MAY BE WORTH REACHING OUT TO SEE
IF THEY’RE LOOKING FOR HELP. IF THEY’RE LOOKING FOR HELP.
IF A LOVED ONE’S POST HAS YOU IF A LOVED ONE’S POST HAS YOU
CONCERNED, DR. ROCK SUGGESTS CONCERNED, DR. ROCK SUGGESTS
PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THEM. PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THEM.
>>COMING AT THEM IN A DIFFERENT>>COMING AT THEM IN A DIFFERENT
DIRECTION TO GET UNDERNEATH OF DIRECTION TO GET UNDERNEATH OF
WHAT’S GOING ON UNDER THE WHAT’S GOING ON UNDER THE
SURFACE, YOUR CONCERN IS MORE SURFACE, YOUR CONCERN IS MORE
SIN VEER BECAUSE YOU CAN DO IT SIN VEER BECAUSE YOU CAN DO IT
EASIER IN AN ORAL CONVERSATION. EASIER IN AN ORAL CONVERSATION.
>>Steve: AND THIS IS A BIG ONE:>>Steve: AND THIS IS A BIG ONE:
IF YOU FIND POSTS FROM OTHERS IF YOU FIND POSTS FROM OTHERS
ARE CONSUMING YOUR THOUGHTS, ARE CONSUMING YOUR THOUGHTS,
IT’S TIME TO TAKE A BREAK FROM IT’S TIME TO TAKE A BREAK FROM
SOCIAL MEDIA. SOCIAL MEDIA.
>>Jason: I KNOW IT GETS TOO>>Jason: I KNOW IT GETS TOO
NEGATIVE WHEN I SEE A POSITIVE

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