How Social Media Helps Shield Me From The Social Isolation Of Being Sick

Social Media

By Amber Blackburn in The Mighty.


When it comes to social media, we often hear about the negative aspects of each platform –like the fact that social media is full of highlight reels rather than what’s actually real. We only get to see what influencers choose to show us, which is usually only the highlights. We also hear about how the internet is full of “keyboard warriors,” who spew all kinds of nasty hatred into the comment section of any social media platform. They say things they would most likely never say to someone’s face all because they can hide behind their screens or keyboards without any real consequences.

While those are well-known facts about social media, what isn’t often spoken about is the fact that social media is an enormous blessing to those in the chronic illness community. I’ll wait while you pick your jaw up off the floor. Did I really just say that social media is a blessing?


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