IMO: Why Social media makes us insecure

Every day we use the likes of Facebook Snapchat and Twitter, Regardless of where we are in the world, we have our portable digital lives with us.

Everyone on occasion will ask other people what they think of me.Even I am guilty of asking other people of what they think of me. It’s Second nature to ask my boyfriend how do I look? or am I behaving correctly?

It’s Purely ok to be like this but our social media usage has amplified this and is now beginning to start causing problems. Social Media is making us all insecure and worrisome about every aspect of our lives.

It’s Unbelievable the lengths that people go to, in the past two weeks on both Snapchat and Facebook I have had people send me links to a Sarahah page asking to review them.

I looked onto the page and it was asking some very personal questions, asking about the appearance of the person and I just gave up and logged out.

I was genuinely worried about the person, I Spent hours thinking of why someone would be so worked about what everyone else thinks?

Why are we going against everything we have been told from a young age? we were always told to not care about what others think and focus on yourself. That As long as you were happy with who you were then nothing else matters.

It’s the attitude I have every day, I go out the house dressed in tracksuits and a vest and I don’t care what others think to about it.

Why are we always stressing about our outfits and what others think of them? I don’t get on a bus wearing chinos and a dress shirt and think “Oh what does this person think about my outfit” or “what will facebook say?”

My Point is that social media makes us feel insecure, that what we wear is the only thing people judge us on. When really we can’t judge a book by its cover but rather the content inside.

This was IMO by Jordan Dodds For Journaling Thoughts

Mental Health: It’s Time to Stop Trivialising

It Seems that every day brings us a new horizon and perspective on what it means to suffer from Mental Health Issues. At one point we didn’t even seem to care about issues such as Eating Disorders, Depression and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

As more people are talking about mental health, the stigma attached seems to become less common. however, it seems that despite the brilliant work done. The World continues to trivialise and poke fun at Mental Health.

Look at the very latest series of the car crash reality TV show “Celebrity” Big Brother. I use Celebrity very loosely as the majority are washed up losers cashing in on the last 15 minutes of fame.

On the first night, Big Brother set Saun Williamson a challenge to pretend to hear voices in his head, I.E. Schizophrenia and to simulate having a panic attack I.E Faking Social Anxiety.

What Big Brother insinuated with that challenge was that people with Schizophrenia are acting and faking and that genuine social anxiety can be slipped on like some facade or a mask. When in reality It’s not that.

Schizophrenia is a horrible mental health issue, it’s when you hear voices in your head and these voices make you act upon. It can lead into very dangerous and unstable situations and this is some sort of joke?

Then we have the just pure hatefulness, A Tyneside Fish and Chip Shop decorated a Van with Victoria Beckham “an Anorexic Fashion Icon” promoting a thin crust pizza.

I Literally cannot bring myself to write about this, The Sheer amount of offence caused. Anorexia is a serious eating disorder and can actually lead if untreated to death.

A friend of mine this time last year was at death’s door because of it and yet this advert was allowed? That we seriously think that anorexia is a prize?

It’s these two examples which prove that the world still doesn’t see mental health as serious as physical health. We will one day see mental health as a serious issue with the likes of If U Care Share, MIND and Time To Change we can prevent this sort of stupidity and stigma.

Thanks for reading, For Journaling Thoughts Im Jordan Dodds. Please feel free to discuss below in the comments.