The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health: What to Know and What to Do - a Put It into Practice Episode

In this week’s Put It into Practice episode I'm sharing how social media affects our mental health. And I'm also discussing what to do when we find ourselves dealing with anxiety and depression due to being on social media.

Have a question about therapy, mental health or relationships you'd like me to answer? Send me an email - lisa at lisamustard dot com or send me a DM on Instagram. (I do not monitor my messages 24/7 so please do not email/message me if you are in crisis. Please call/text 988 to get immediate support or help from the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.)

Studies that discuss the impacts of social media on our health:


Does Social Media Use Cause Depression? - Child Mind Institute

Social Media and Adolescents’ and Young Adults’ Mental Health | National Center for Health Research (

Other Put It Into Practice episodes:

How to Find a Therapist or Counselor 

How To Cope with Anxiety Part 1 

How to Cope with Anxiety Part 2 

Is it Time for a Change? How to Start Something New in 2023 

How to Handle Failure 

Going to Therapy for the First Time

Find a therapist options:

Get 10% off your first month of Betterhelp online therapy. Learn more. (affiliate link):

Learn about Hopscotch:

Psychology Today:

Mental Health Resources and Support: 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center. Phone: 988 Website:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.SAMHSA’s National Helpline | SAMHSA

It’s important to stress that these episodes are not meant to take the place of any work you’re doing with your therapist or doctor. In fact, please run these ideas by your counselor or doctor before you act on them to make sure you are ready for them or even fit for the suggestions. I can’t stress this enough, each person is unique and their situation is unique so please talk to your dr before starting anything new I may be suggesting.

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