October 08, 2018
Smartphones: Bane and boon to mental health
Like most people, Jay (not her real name) is very dependent on her smartphone. It is the first thing she reaches for when she wakes up, and the last thing she puts down before going to sleep. While she is happy to own a piece of technology that makes her life easier and makes her more available and connected to her colleagues and loved ones, Jay is afraid that the smartphone will one day become the bane of her existence, as it has for many others. “I often feel stressed and have had a few bouts of anxiety thinking that I can never escape my work email and WhatsApp messages because of the smartphone,” she says.