Englewood Health recently partnered with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey to bring to life a discussion on the monumental impact social media has on our lives. On Wednesday, November 18 the two organizations held a virtual screening of “LIKE,” a documentary that explores how social media has become ingrained in the daily routines of both children and adults. Audience members—over 300 community members—were invited to submit questions for a panel discussion following the film.
The goal of the event, presented by The Gregory P. Shadek Behavioral Care Center at Englewood Health through the generous gift from Andrea and Neil Strahl, was to help address behavioral and mental health concerns, as well as provide a resource for parents and children to consider together. The film offers a chance to reflect on the issues and challenges of social media.
“LIKE looks at how we use social media, how it’s marketed to us, and how it affects us socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. The intent is for us to think about how we use social media, and what changes we can make in our lives to prevent isolation, anxiety, depression, and the symptoms and conditions that can be exacerbated by excessive use of social media.”Danielle Lambert, LCSW, behavioral health manager at Englewood Health
Jennifer Yanowitz, LSW, strategic program manager at Englewood Health, explains that the film can “start a conversion about what the values are for our families, and what we can do about what we see happening.” An important message, it’s one that will be beneficial to all as we approach the season of family gatherings, amidst a pandemic.
Posted on November 25, 2020