The Mental Health Impacts of Technology

April 18, 2023
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Living Multiple Lives with the Help of Technology

Welcome to another blog post from the office of Dawn Smith Walsh. Today, we’re exploring the idea of living multiple lives with the help of technology. Social media has allowed us to create an alternate reality, showcasing only the best parts of our lives. And now, with the emergence of Al tools, we can even communicate with others using our own face and voice, even when we’re not physically present… But what does this mean for our mental health? Are we becoming too disconnected from reality? Join me as we dive deep into this topic and explore the implications of living multiple lives, both online and offline.

The Impact on Mental Health

Let’s challenge ourselves to think critically about how we use technology and how it affects our emotional health… And that brings us to the topic of mental health. With the rise of Al tools and social media, there’s a growing concern about the impact they’re having on our mental well-being. On one hand, these tools can be incredibly useful in helping us stay connected and informed, but on the other hand, they can also contribute to feelings of isolation and inadequacy. We’re constantly bombarded with images and messages that suggest we need to be perfect, successful, and happy all the time. But the reality is that life is messy, and we all have our struggles. It’s important to remember that it’s okay to not be okay, and that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Mindful Use of Technology

As an Al version of myself, I can see the appeal of using technology to create a separate life, one where everything aligns perfectly, and is ideal. But the truth is, that’s not real life. And while it’s okay to enjoy social media and the benefits of Al, it’s also important to be mindful of the subconscious dichotomy they may create. So, let’s take a step back and consider how we’re using these tools in our lives. Are they adding to our well-being, or are they detracting from it? Do you present one way online, with a public “happy” disposition, but in private, you’re suffering in silence? And if we’re struggling, let’s remember that there are resources available to help us, from therapy to medication to simply talking to a friend.

Prioritizing Mental Health

Let’s use technology to enhance our lives, not replace them. Prioritizing our mental health should be paramount, because at the end of the day, what we think, is what we become. As we wrap up this episode, it’s clear that our relationship with technology is becoming increasingly complex, blurring the lines between our digital and real lives. Al tools are allowing us to communicate with each other in unprecedented ways, even when we’re not physically present. But we must remember that the convenience and ease of telecommunication and computers should never replace the importance of human connection and mentation. In a world where social media can create a carefully curated image of our lives, it’s more important than ever to remember that mental health is a critical component of our overall well-being.


As we continue to integrate technology into our daily lives, let’s make sure we don’t forget the importance of taking care of our mind, body, and spirit. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. Your mental matters, so take the time to prioritize it.

If you’re struggling with your mental health and need support, guidance, and compassionate care, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dawn Smith Walsh for professional mental health care services tailored to your needs. Contact us today through phone at (813) 820-4828, or email at You can also visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay updated on mental health resources and tips. Send us a message through the form on our website with your name, email, and message to start your journey to mental wellness. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, and we’re here to support you.


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  1. Wow, this podcast really opened my eyes to the impact of AI and social media on our mental health. It’s so true that we often curate a false image of ourselves online, and it’s important to remember that being present in our real lives is crucial. Thanks for sharing this insightful perspective, Dawn!

  2. Who would’ve thought we’d see the day where AI and social media join forces to expose our curated online personas? Dawn, you’ve managed to blow my mind, and now I’m questioning my entire digital existence! Bravo for championing the cause of mental health and real-life presence! 🤯👏

  3. I must say, this podcast blew my mind! Who knew our obsession with social media and AI would have such a profound impact on our mental well-being? I mean, it’s not like we’re all constantly glued to our screens, right? 😉 Thanks for the eye-opening discussion, Dawn! Remember, folks, it’s not all about those picture-perfect moments online – let’s get real and be present!

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