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Everyone gets depressed from time to time, but there’s a big difference between feeling down once in awhile, and always experiencing profound sadness, procrastination, lack of energy, and loneliness. Many things can contribute to those feelings, but recent studies suggest that social media is part of it. You have to ask yourself the question: were you happier before you had a Facebook addiction? Yes, I said addiction. Because when it comes to social media, we all have an addiction to some extent. The constant checking to see what’s going on. Always having to be in the know. It’s unhealthy and can lead to some serious emotional issues. Life is hard enough with bills to be paid, endless hours of work, kids to raise, and fitting in all of that while still trying to chase your dreams. But then you open the Facebook app looking to make a connection or read some funny memes and you’re bombarded with nasty posts about politics, war, animal abuse, people showing off their injuries, them whining about having a rough day, complaining about aches and pains, and just about everything you don’t want to see.