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Elite Daily – What Your Social Media Says About You Might Reveal More About Your Mental Health Than You Think

Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., spoke with Elite Daily about how your social media reflects your mental health.

So what should you be looking out for in your own, or even in your loved one’s social media posts? Mental health counselor Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., says attention-seeking content like selfies, posts about how miserable a person feels, how sad they are, etc., can all be potential red flags. “Whenever someone is frequently posting content to social media that has to do with their negative emotional status — it is a red flag,” Forshee tells Elite Daily over email. And if you’re regularly reaching out to, and relying on friends on social media for serious life advice, Forshee adds that this might indicate a) that it’s time to take a social media break, and b) that you might want to consider speaking with a professional. “This behavior is an indicator that you are having significant difficulty knowing how to manage emotions, conflict, and communication with important people in your life,” she explains.

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