Positive Media Movement
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Flood all social networks with positive media
Everywhere we look, negative news and stories are bombarding us, telling us what is wrong with this and that. The purpose of the Positive Media Movement is to flood all social networks with positive media. There are so many amazing things happening in our community, in our province, in our country, but no one knows about it because it is being overshadowed by all the negative news going around.
A constant stream of sensational or “disaster” reporting, whether you are exposed actively or passively, can elevate stress levels and trigger symptoms like anxiety and trouble sleeping. Consuming too much of this kind of news, whether actively or passively, can be very toxic, and what you hear has an impact on your mood. — LOGAN JONES, PSYD.
According to Annie Miller, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, when we experience a threat, our brain activates the fight or flight response, and the systems in our body react accordingly. Consuming the news can activate the sympathetic nervous system, which causes your body to release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. When experiencing this stress response more frequently, Miller says physical symptoms may arise. Some of the most common symptoms are fatigue, anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping. This emotional toll and negative effect on the psyche was demonstrated in a study that found people who watched negative material, as compared to those who watched positive or neutral material, showed an increase in both anxious and sad moods only after 14-minutes of viewing television news bulletins and programs.
Lets partner together in this
and flood our social and local media with positivity!