The social media landscape is a terrifying place. No joke. It’s terrifying. It’s a place that makes us cringe, cry, and also causes a ton of stress. Social media is a scary place, even though it feels like to a certain point it’s become a part of daily life for people.
Though we are big believers that your mental health needs to come first and you have to take steps to protect that at all costs.
The Duchess of Sussex is also talking about mental health and social media. During a panel at The Archewell Foundation’s Parents Summit: Mental Wellness in the Digital Age on October 10 at Hudson Yards in New York City, she addressed the being frightened over social media. She’s frightened over her children being a part of social media one day.
She also spoke of the most important thing in her life – being a Mom.
“Being a mom is the most important thing in my entire life — outside, of course, being a wife to this one,” Meghan Markle remarked, gesturing to Prince Harry, who was with her on stage. Love them together and love seeing the two of them have such passion for causes. They are genuine and we support.
She continued, “But I will say I feel fortunate that our children are at an age, again quite young, so this isn’t in our immediate future, but I also feel frightened at how it’s continuing to change and this will be in front of us.”
“They say being a parent, the days are long but the years are short, so it worries me, but I’m also given a lot of hope and energy by the progress we’ve made in the past year being able to have these incredible parents, these survivors of these experiences, share their stories and the more information gathering we’re able to do, the more we can move the needle a little bit,” Meghan added before continuing, “Everyone is affected by the online world and social media. we all just want to feel safe. I’m confident that with more ears and awareness and visibility of what is really happening, we can make some significant change together.”
Their talk was part of the Project Healthy Minds’ World Mental Health Day Festival.
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