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Getting sober from social media

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online was detrimental to my wellbeing and my mental health took a nosedive. I ended up being sectioned under the Mental Health Act with psychosis and later, schizoaffective disorder.Social media isn’t the reason I went through psychosis, but it was intertwined with my journey to rock bottom.

When you work in social media, you’re immersed in it. Replies are often expected and encouraged outside of office hours and the lines between professional and personal start to blur.

In my experience, you’re usually expected to use your own personal phone to post on platforms like Instagram and you’re meant to be constantly switched on looking for opportunities for the brand to make the most of.This ‘always-on’ mentality meant that I often worked long after office hours were over.

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