Let’s move on to the negative impact of social media on mental health. A large number of people feel that social media is addictive. They feel anxious when they are not using social media and need to return to it as soon as possible after using it. Many people report having cravings to use social media, and many people feel like they can’t control how much time they spend using it. This can be a sign of problematic social media use. If you feel anxious when you are not using social media, or if you feel like you need to spend more and more time on social media, it’s possible that you are using it in a problematic way. If you have these feelings, it’s essential to talk to a friend or family member and figure out if there’s a problem.