How can mental health be improved by minimising social media use?

QA How can mental health

The most important thing is to replace virtual life with real life. For children, or adolescents to have, maybe, certain hours with a smartphone, let’s say half an hour per day, for example. But to replace being on the phone, or being online for hours and hours every day with real activities; like playing sports, meeting friends, playing an instrument, reading, having a hobby etc. Experiencing things and living your life. Not a virtual life but a real life. I think that is the most helpful.

– Dr. med Katayun Hassanpour, specialist in Psychiatry and Psychology