The Effect Social Media has on Mental Illness

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  • Style: Research Paper

The topic I chose is very important to me because of the obsession millenials have on social media. There are so many worries and relations to mental illness and social media that I want to express as much information about the connection they have in order to help individuals monitor, access, and use social media healthily. Here are sources that have helped inform me.

Alberga, Angela, et al. “Fitspiration and Thinspiration: a Comparison across Three Social Networking Sites.” EBSCOhost, 26 Nov. 2018, web.b.ebscohost.com.libproxy.plymouth.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=15&sid=69ad727d-6722-43b6-a1fb-5a2d3d26700f%40sessionmgr120&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=133642757&db=aph.

In the article “Fitspiration and Thinspiration: a Comparison across Three Social Networking Sites.” (2018), Angela Alberga suggests that Fitspiration and Thinspiration marketed through social media negatively effects body image. Alberga develops her research by examining and comparing the two platforms of Fitspiration and Thinspiration and collecting data from three photo-sharings through Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter on four days over a two-week period. The purpose of Angela Alberga’s research is to compare the issue of body image through the two platforms and determine if one of the platforms is more negative than the other. The audience for this article is followers of these two platforms, the general population,  as well as Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter users.

Brusilovsky, Eugene, et al. “Social Media Use, Community Participation and Psychological Well-Being among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses.” EBSCOHost, Dec. 2016, web.b.ebscohost.com.libproxy.plymouth.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=21&sid=69ad727d-6722-43b6-a1fb-5a2d3d26700f%40sessionmgr120&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=118739862&db=aph.

In the article “Social Media Use, Community Participation and Psychological Well-Being among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses.” (2016), Eugene Brusilovsky claims that individuals with serious mental illnesses spends less time involved with community participation, civic engagement, and psychosocial involvement. Brusilovsky provides information by collecting data from 18 mental health organizations throughout the U.S with questionnaires on their patients’ involvement in community, engagement, quality of life, loneliness, and each patient’s symptoms. The purpose of this article is to discuss and realize the effect social media has on patients who suffer from a mental illness as well as comparing the involvement they have with social media to their other duties in life. The audience for this article is mental health organizations as well as the general population using social media platforms.

Hickie, Ian B. “Moderator Assistant: A Natural Language Generation-Based Intervention to Support Mental Health via Social Media.” EBSCOhost.com, Oct 2015, web.b.ebscohost.com.libproxy.plymouth.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=6&sid=c9aad476-60c4-4a8a-95b6-8a91126aa108%40pdc-v-sessmgr05&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=111658881&db=aph. Accessed 27, April 2018.

In this article “Moderator Assistant: A Natural Language Generation-Based Intervention to Support Mental Health via Social Media (2015), Ian B. Hickie suggests that mental health support groups become increasingly popular through the use of interventions by using Natural Language Generation. Hickie supports his claims by comparing 35 psychology interns through using their workloads, efficacy, and language. Hickie’s purpose of his study is to improve the efficacy of workers as well as reducing moderator’s workload with the Natural Language Generation. His intended audience is workers who suffer from mental illness and need to lower stress levels within their work and find a supportive group that could be an outsource for the individual.

Ladika, Susan, et al. “Technology Addiction: Is Obsessive Computer Use a Mental Health Disorder?” EBSCOHost, 20 Apr. 2018, web.b.ebscohost.com.libproxy.plymouth.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=3&sid=7e43b72a-d39e-404b-ae1b-60dc218fdbbe%40pdc-v-sessmgr06&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=129725470&db=aph., accessed 27 April, 2019.

In this article “Technology Addiction: Is Obsessive Computer Use a Mental Health Disorder?” (2018), Susan Ladika suggests that social media and technology addiction can affect the brain the same way as alcohol addiction might. Ladika provides information that supports Facebook is designed their products to be addictive as well as South Korean and Chinese established governments concluding technology can be harmful. Susan Ladika’s purpose is to address the overall issues with addiction, anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder that connect to technology usage. The audience for this source is the National Institutes of Health as well as child advocates who need knowledge on technology usage in young kids and adults.

Worsley, Joanne, et al. “ Detailed Record Title: Cyberbullying Victimisation and Mental Distress: Testing the Moderating Role of Attachment Security, Social Support, and Coping Styles.” Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties, Mar. 2019, web.b.ebscohost.com.libproxy.plymouth.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=7&sid=c9aad476-60c4-4a8a-95b6-8a91126aa108%40pdc-v-sessmgr05&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=135544901&db=aph.

In the article, “ Detailed Record Title: Cyberbullying Victimisation and Mental Distress: Testing the Moderating Role of Attachment Security, Social Support, and Coping Styles.” (2019), Joanne Worsley claims that cyberbullying leads to mental health problems in victims, as well as suspects of cyberbullying. Through extensive research on adolescents aging from 13-19 years of age and a completed surveys of that age group, she measured cyberbullying victimization, attachment styles, perceived social media, coping styles, and mental distress, Worsely developed her work. Joanne Worsley’s purpose is to find a correlation between social media cyberbullying and mental illnesses in children ranging from 13 to 19 years of age. Her audience is individuals and family services in order to get victims help and inform the public.

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