Finding Therapy On Facebook
It’s been reported that since 2011, over 11 million teens have left Facebook for other networking sites and apps. I, however, find myself more attached.
Other social media sites don’t encourage a deep level of connection like Facebook does, with its unrestricted chat options. When I have a problem, or need advice, I’m one of the people who still turns to Facebook.
I applied to college as a music major. The day of the deadline, I realized I forgot to record my auditions. I frantically typed out a distress signal on Facebook. “Anyone have a mic or camera I can use?!” Just when I was about to give up, a friend came to the rescue with recording equipment.
But quick help is not the only support I get from Facebook.
I have a fear of being alone. Whether it’s doing homework when everyone’s asleep or staying home by myself, loneliness and anxiety creep up on me. Facebook is more than a way to procrastinate — it’s how I stay connected with the world.
While my friends aren’t physically with me, knowing there’s always someone in my chat box brings me a sense of comfort and safety.