Connect With Loved Ones
Social media isn't all negative, anxiety-inducing news. "During a period when social distancing has become the new normal, using tools such as Zoom, Skype, and other audio-visual platforms to interact can be helpful," said Maggie Craddock, LCSW. Using social media to connect with loved ones can ease your loneliness and support others who are also feeling isolated.
Still, if social media is too much of a trigger for you, Dr. Brewer recommended backing away from the messaging apps and opting for phone calls or FaceTiming. For some, "social media may not be the place to find true connection."