Social Media and Despair

Social media has revolutionised our world in incredible ways since the first social media website sixdegrees.com in 1997. It enables us to connect with people instantly in amazing ways. However, social media has also brought various challenges to many people, especially for 18 to 30-year-olds. According to the study done by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, people between the ages of 18 and 30 years in Kenya struggle deeply with mental health. Science has proven that the increasing and uncontrolled time spent on social media can be either a contributor or cause of depression and despair. In addition, the pressure from social media stressing this age group seems to go upwards constantly because of the perceived financial stability, relationship status, and general fun their peers have. So how does social media lead to adverse mental health, and how can we overcome social media pressure?