Is Social Media an Appropriate Outlet For Frustration?

Social media juggernauts such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are defining features of today’s society. As they have become the primary mode of widespread communication, people often use these platforms to convey their thoughts- both positive and negative. A recent study showed that users who saw less negative posts on their mini-feeds unconsciously produced more positive posts and less negative emotions in their own posts, and vice versa. The bottom line: social media is an inappropriate outlet to convey one’s frustrations as it not only affects how other people feel, but may also subconsciously affect their opinions of you, especially in a professional setting. It may be easier said than done, but it really is better to just think positive, positive, positive.

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a third year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center-University of Massachusetts Medical School. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health with healthy living. Dr. Kamal has a special interest in outpatient adult psychiatry.