The present research and argument examines how social media (influencers) negatively affect individuals by causing envy and low self esteem. Results suggest that many factors play a role, including time spent on social media and the individual’s level of self-esteem. To support my background research I will pull from my personal experience and a study I conducted. From these results, I have determined that we as a society have to take envy, low self-esteem, age, gender, and location into consideration when we are examining the link between mental health and social media. In the study, I will show that females ranging in age from 13 years to 26 are amongst the highest percent to develop depression through social media.
Mancini, Bianca, "The Effects of Scrolling: Social Media Takeover" (2019). Pop Culture Intersections. 37.