I religiously mark 8 to 9pm every Wednesday in my calendar to join in the weekly Twitter #powerandinfluence discussion; the brainchild of PR pro Ella Minty. Recently, the discussion focused on the impact of social media on our mental health and, in light of World Mental Health Day, today’s blog aims to address that social media has its strengths, but it also has a clear, negative impact on our mental health and we need to care about it!
Social media is a wonderful tool but I have a bone to pick with it. It’s created a platform where everyone can be an expert - regardless of education, knowledge, experience and credibility. I agree that we all have the right to a free voice and the ability to express our opinions. But they aren’t all equally weighted, and they shouldn’t be.