mental health and social media
continuous social media exposure and mental illness
the causal relationship between continuous social media use and chance of mental illness
Continued, long-term social media use is a direct causal factor for a higher chance of mental illness.
In the long-term, continued internet usage can lead to a lowered capacity for discerning reality.
FaceBook helps those who would otherwise be unable to communicate do so, but provides those who could in its absence a less involved way to do so, weakening their relationships in the process.