Social media has done amazing things for the world. The ability of people to connect so effortlessly online has change the world in a shockingly short amount of time. One of the drawbacks of social media, however, is that its constant use has changed the nature of interpersonal relationships. Addiction to the internet and validation through social media has become somewhat of an epidemic in America. We’ve put together and infographic below with some interesting and often surprising facts about social media and depression to help spread awareness of this growing concern.

Approximately 50 million Americans experience mental illness each year, but nearly 60% go untreated. Take a step to end the suffering by seeking help from the comfort of your own home.