In the article “Users fear social media is making the ill, but they still can’t stop” by Rebecca Flood, she discusses how millennials between the ages of 18 and 37 suffer from mental illness due to their constant social media use. Studies done, prove that this age group experience more stress, due to their social media use. She states:
“On a 10-point scale, with one being little or no stress and 10 being a great deal of stress, this group reported overall stress levels of 5.3 compared to an average of 4.4.”
Flood concludes the article by offering a solution via a social media detox, but reports that many people who agreed to this exercise, 28% of people actually follow through.