Doomscrolling: Is Reading the News Bad for My Mental Health?
In a world that’s been full of uncertainty, fear, and a health crisis, it is most likely unavoidable for the news not to be full of negativity. As a global society we are living through unprecedented times, and with it, unprecedented news coverage. With social media becoming ever more engrained in our lives, it sometimes feels hard to escape the news and its anxiety-provoking content. With this, it becomes hard for the news not to impact our mental wellbeing.
As a therapist, I have become more and more aware of the impact the news and social media is having on our mental health. It is a topic that can trigger anxiety, stress, and contribute to existing negative thoughts, and something which presents itself in the therapy room increasingly often.
Follow this link to read the rest of this piece I wrote for Welldoing.org : https://welldoing.org/article/doomscrolling-is-reading-news-bad-mental-health