Don’t be fooled by social media! Social Media might be nothing greater than “Pseudo” assist. It may, at instances, be extra dangerous than good. What are a number of the pitfalls we should always keep away from? How can we use social media as a “optimistic” a part of a restoration program?
It doesn’t must be mentioned that know-how has taken over the world! Although I simply mentioned it, it’s true! We’re extra linked to one another than another technology in human historical past. Cell telephones, tablets, and laptops Oh-my! And the primary manner of being linked at the moment is thru social media. Do you might have any social media accounts? Chances are high you do: Fb, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linkedin, or different gazillion networks provide a social media format.
(Please be extraordinarily cautious together with your private, valuable information. There are unscrupulous minds mining minds and information for not-so-nice causes. Don’t be dumb together with your information.)
Nonetheless, “The Psychological Well being Group” has benefited immensely by social media! Have a look at the best way we share and assist our friends with tweets and updates to a whole bunch and/or 1000’s of followers and Fb associates. Typically it’s straightforward to tweet or submit about our explicit downside. However do we have now an expectation of actual assist from our followers or associates?
The pitfall of social media and psychological well being assist…
Should you consider you might be getting ALL the psychological well being assist you want out of your social networks ~ it’s possible you’ll be in for a impolite awakening. I see this so much with the numerous social media psychological well being teams. The situation is performed out again and again when somebody is in disaster, they write about that disaster in hopes of assist and watch for feedback or somebody to validate them with “likes”, “shares” or “retweets” solely to have NO ONE reply.
What went mistaken? There was an expectation of compassion. There was an expectation that somebody would care. These expectations had been falsely constructed on a pseudo assist system. Sure, Friends could also be led to consider that if no reads/responds to their submit, then they’re being utterly ignored and even shunned. Listed here are a number of examples of current posts in one in every of these public assist teams:
I’m unhappy, I submit so many issues on my Fb for psychological sickness. It hurts and upsets me and angers me that there r no likes or feedback. I’ve suffered for fifteen years with despair. How can individuals simply ignore it ignore me once I’m ailing. Not been humorous or Something this group has gone down hill huge time….thought it was a bunch to get recommendation from….all individuals are doing is posting garbage suppose I’ll depart this group and discover one other that’s truly gunna give us assist.
How can we use social media as a optimistic a part of a restoration program?
Utilizing social media as your foremost assist system for psychological well being restoration is like grasp gliding with the $.99 retailer kite. It might be able to catch some air for a number of seconds however when the complete weight of the difficulty is delivered to be naked on the kite… it folds up and rips aside giving no actual assist on heavy points.
In different phrases, while you’re utilizing social media and don’t have any expectation of assist, but recognize any assist given that’s an efficient instrument. Do not forget that Social Media is nothing greater than Pseudo supporters from friends who could have all best of intentions and plenty of instances may give rock-solid gold-nuggets of assist…however it has its limits too. In actual fact, you will have developed deep and long-lasting relationships with such friends. Making social media associates could be a optimistic reinforcement of your assist psychological well being system.
Sadly, this isn’t at all times the case as with the examples above. We could overwhelm social media associates anticipating some sort of acknowledgment or assist instantly. Whereas forgetting the world doesn’t revolve round us. There are a lot of the explanation why somebody could not acknowledge your each phrase posted and we should always not maintain grudges in opposition to these that won’t “publicly” assist each solitary factor we write.
We can’t maintain our associates accountable for our wellness or assist! We are able to solely lean on them. So how are you going to use social media as a optimistic drive to your psychological well being restoration? Know your folks, and know your acquaintances. Create a small group of like-minded associates who you belief!
Belief and security are key! Be selective. Select Good-for-You-Pals (Kindness counts!) and Be a Good Pal on & offline. The Golden Rule…”Deal with Others the Approach You need to Be Handled” works properly towards all.
Issues can get hazy on line. We want to have the ability to clearly establish “actual” assist from pseudo assist. Keep Properly. Keep Protected! Keep Supported! 🙂
p.s. (please observe: that is an up to date/revised/renovated submit from June 18, 2013 @ 18:34 )