Self Care Scrolling (video)

I want you to reconsider Self Care Sunday and try this: Self Care Scrolling. Seeing that the global mental health day has just passed and having our last lecture The Ego Online still in the back of my mind, I decided to try out a new medium and capture my thoughts in the following video.

I hope it serves as some food for thought and makes you rethink your own usage of social media and who you allow to influence your thoughts.

Why do you think being conscious on social media is so important? Do you even believe it affects you and your mental well being?

What could social apps such as Instagram or Facebook do, in order to prevent negative outcomes such as ‘Social Media Dysmorphia’ and how could such interventions clash with freedom of speech and expression?

I hope you enjoy my video.

My sources:

  • The study from 2012 regarding Social Media: Here
  • Millennials Who Use More Social Media Sites Have Higher Depression, Anxiety, Health Interview lead by Amanda MacMillen: Here
  • Combatting ‘Social Media Dysmorphia’: Here
  • Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health, Times Amanda MacMillen: Here
  • Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, Stuart Hall: Here (this is a book I own)

Want to know more?

  • The following sources are all videos:
  • An interesting discussion from multiple points of view on The Impact of Social Media on our Mental Health, here
  • A young point of view on the effects of social media: Here
  • “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.” – Sangu Dell, watch his Ted Talk on opening up about his own mental health and how detrimental it is to talk about it here