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U and I Care: Social Media Overload

In our current age of phones 24/7, it can be hard to escape social media and the stress that comes along with it.  Even though Instagram and Twitter can be sources of fun and gratification, looking through a constant stream of news headlines, other people having fun, and advertisements can be a source of anxiety that you do not even realize! Having access to social media all day can be difficult, and create a sense of distress or imposter syndrome that is hard to overcome. People were not meant to have this endless amount of stimulus at their fingertips.  Taking a break from your phone and social media is an important mental health refresher, especially during this time of using screens frequently. The UIC Wellness Center has information and resources for how to combat social media overload!