Can Social Media be used in a way that fosters community and connection, leading to an increase in well being?

Dr. Melissa Hunt, a prominent psychologist and Associate Director of Clinical Training at the University of Pennsylvania led a recent study on social media that showed the very first causal link between social media and anxiety and depression. (

Catherine challenges Dr. Hunt and the UPenn study to view social media in a different light, in a way that fosters community and connection and builds self-esteem.

As a woman at Midlife, Dr. Hunt, shares the results of the UPenn Study and engages in an enlightening conversation surrounding the pros and cons of social media.

Join us today to learn:

1. Why social media can be both a pro and a con when it comes to well being.

2. The importance of awareness in monitoring your time on social media.

3. How social media is impacting younger generations both positively and negatively.

4. How to use social media to build self-esteem.

5. What social comparison theory is and why it’s important not to compare ourselves with others on social media.

6. Why she encourages limiting the time we spend on online platforms.

7. How to view social media as simply a tool and how to use it effectively.

You can find the details on the UPenn Study in the original article here:

Dr. Melissa Hunt is a clinical psychologist with a private practice that specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. You can connect with her here:

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