Social Media and Mental Health Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Social Media and Mental Health Worksheet?

Social media has made it easier for us to connect with others, be it loved ones or strangers. At the tap of a finger we can take a sneak peak into the lives of celebrities or other people we admire. However, excessive use of social media can lead to multiple mental health issues especially when one constantly compares one’s actual life with another’s portrayal of their perfect lives on different social media platforms . 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help a therapist or counsellor gather vital information about their client’s social media usage and associated thoughts and feelings. It can help them identify problem areas that their client struggles with and set appropriate treatment goals. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to observe their social media usage to determine which social media platforms they use the most and for what amount of time. Tell them to think about how their usage has impacted their life and write down its benefits and drawbacks. 

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