Check the news, blogs and yes, social media, and you can see people everywhere talking about how we are harming ourselves with social media. The medium presents a paradox — it connects us with the world while making us feel lonely, depressed and isolated.
We acknowledge this but are too dependent to break the cycle of compare, despair, like and share.
“I need to get my mind off of this.”
One of my Talkspace clients, Ashley, texts me around midnight on Friday. Continue reading Did You See on Social Media? Our Neurosis Has Gone Viral
Participating on social media can help build new relationships or rekindle old ones, either way, it’s a great way to communicate with others – until it isn’t.
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At first, social media can make us feel closer to other people. We may feel a sense of community with the groups we engage in, and it can calm our anxieties about being all alone, or meet our human need to belong. It helps us feel “liked”.
But for some people, engaging in social media may stop feeling good after a certain point. What was originally supposed to be a convenient way to connect and bring about more social freedom to their relationships can start to feel like a cage where they are forced to check, click, or comment in order to get fed.
Continue reading Does Social Media Have You In A Cage?
When someone enters therapy and begins a relationship with their therapist, whether it’s online or offline, the last thing on that person’s mind is leaving.
– by Nicole Amesbury, MS, LMHC / Talkspace Therapist & Head of Clinical Development
But, just like with all relationships, there will come a time to say goodbye and it’s how they choose to go about it that really matters. Lets face it, many endings to relationships tend to be negative; think break-ups, death, and divorce. They may even be the reasons someone comes to therapy in the first place. But the good news is, ending therapy on a positive note is absolutely possible and it will enrich the time you spent receiving it! Continue reading How to Say Goodbye: 5 Tips for Ending Therapy