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How Your Group Chat Can Hinder or Help Your Mental Health

As most of us have been quarantined and observing social distancing for more than a hundred days, keeping in touch with our family and friends through video chat and texting has been essential in maintaining our mental health, our social connections, and an attempt at creating some sense of familiarity. More and more people are turning to a plethora of group chat apps like Whatsapp, GroupMe, House Party, Facebook Messenger (to name a few), to stay connected with their social circles. Group chats are an easy way to get many of your closest people together at the same time (and let’s be real, saves you from re-typing again and again). But what happens when these group chats stop being a time saver and transform into a time sucker? Why do you feel so bad when you don’t return a response right away? Here are 10 ways that group chats can hinder or help your mental health.

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