Angry on Social Media
How many times have you noticed someone “vaguebooking” on Facebook?
More likely to be angry than happy.
Is it useful? Probably not. Many times when people post vague messages they are looking for attention, or feedback and seeking it from *everyone* rather than someone specific they can trust.
Having trusted people in your in-person social network is crucial to mental health. Facebook and other social media accounts like instagram, snapchat, vine, periscope, and twitter (are there others that you know of? Tell us about them in the comments!) are great tools for staying connected with people. But not a great way to connect deeply with people. If you feel like you just can’t talk about something in person, try a private message instead with someone you can trust. If you are angry or struggling with something or someone – talk to a trusted adult, a close trusted friend, or your therapist about what is happening. Sometimes just talking out loud about a problem to a kind ear can help you sort out an issue on your own.
Tell us about any new social media outlets! Have you been “guilty” of “vaguebooking” while angry or upset? What was the result?