47 min

Snapchat Dysmorphia Part II—My Selfies Make Me Feel Bad PeakConnection

    • Self-Improvement

The smart phone era has ushered in an age where everyone carries a camera in our pockets. So why aren't we happy with the pictures we take? On part two of this two-part discussion, we talk with psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Heather Monroe on the impact selfies and social media have on our overall mental health--especially in teens. Hear why anxiety and depression is on the rise and what habits we can change to help prevent it.

"So [teens] are no longer comparing themselves to an image of someone else who might look like them, but a little better in their mind. They're comparing themselves to a morphed version of themselves and thinking that that's what they should look like. 'If only I looked like that, then maybe I would be enough."' --Heather Monroe 

The smart phone era has ushered in an age where everyone carries a camera in our pockets. So why aren't we happy with the pictures we take? On part two of this two-part discussion, we talk with psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Heather Monroe on the impact selfies and social media have on our overall mental health--especially in teens. Hear why anxiety and depression is on the rise and what habits we can change to help prevent it.

"So [teens] are no longer comparing themselves to an image of someone else who might look like them, but a little better in their mind. They're comparing themselves to a morphed version of themselves and thinking that that's what they should look like. 'If only I looked like that, then maybe I would be enough."' --Heather Monroe 

47 min