Social Media… the good, the bad, and the ugly.
It’s true that social media can harm your mental health. Working in this industry, my focus is on the “good” – the opportunities that being connected enables, and the ability we have to SHARE CONTENT THAT MATTERS.
Today, for #BellLetsTalk I shared a number of my “saved posts” to my Instagram story, posted by my favourite instagram therapists and self-care accounts. (Yes, instagram therapists are a thing, and if you haven’t discovered them yet, you NEED to find them!) I’m blown away by my DMs and conversations sparked by the content I share… THIS IS THE POINT OF SOCIAL MEDIA, IMO.
Accounts should be followed that post content that matters to you. Clean up your following list, remove content that makes you feel sad, or bad about yourself.
Fill it with content that makes you smile, laugh, think, reflect.
Content that educates you, motivates you, and empowers you.
Content that you want to share with your friends and family.
Content that makes your life better, or easier.
Content that guides you to products and services that you can buy to enrich your life.
The latter leads us to social media and content marketing done well (what we strive to deliver at YYC3). Not to mention what Bell has knocked out of the park with their #BellLetsTalk campaign.
Bell not only brings awareness to their brand, but to the importance of mental health, and to help end the stigma. Bell’s call to action is to simply post, share, text, etc. to donate money to Canadian mental health initiatives. Their brand value is at an all time high today, and it’s all for the greater good.