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PT opens up about social media's impact on his mental health

We met Macauley from Aylesbury, who thinks more of us need to talk about our mental health.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:50am 3rd February 2020. 2-minute read.

PT opens up about social media's impact on his mental health

We are hearing more and more about how social media can have an impact on our mental health.

But we might think certain people wouldn't be affected by that.

Dan has been to meet one man in Aylesbury who's struggled with it over the last few months, as part of our Mental Health Awareness Month.

Macauley Morrice is a Personal Trainer and so someone we might think of as confident and happy always.

But for a while last year, the pressure of social media overwhelmed him:

"You compare yourself so much to people around you.

"You have the Explore page on Instagram where you are going to see people dieting or a six-pack somewhere on there and I think just the pressure of it all just builds up so much."

Then a few weeks ago, Macca posted a vlog, talking about how this had affected him - because he feels more of us should chat about our mental health.

He added:

"I wasn't speaking to anyone.

"I wasn't speaking to my girlfriend, I wasn't speaking to my parents, I wasn't letting anyone know how I feel.

"Now, I feel I'm a lot more open with my feelings."

MacAuley says talking to someone makes a difference and the more people who do, the more normal it'll become.

Advice

We've got lots of tips on our dedicated Mental Health Awareness Month section.

There is also a lot of help out there on the internet to help you manage social media user and its impact on your mental health.

Here are some of the top tips we have found:

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