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When it comes to our mental health, don’t forget the social media connection

By Aidan Scott      

So, are the experts right about social media—should we log off and put down our phones for the sake of our mental health? Sometimes, yes. But, the power of connection and the information that can be accessed because of digital advancement in health can be lifesaving.

If as a country we are truly committed to changing the state of mental health, we need to integrate new and innovative thinking that promotes patient empowerment and leads to improved health outcomes. This is the focus of Canada Health Infoway’s movement for nationwide digital health—ACCESS 2022, writes Aidan Scott. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

It takes just one simple online search to uncover all sorts of dangers of social media. From lost productivity to impairing sleep, there has been no lack of research and experts calling out the downside of social media. One area in particular that often makes headlines is how social media is harming our mental health.

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