According to psychologist Dr. Mary Alvord, PhD, an Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) member, several different kinds of negative social media posts may be damaging to your mental health. Some negative posts might be about you directly, while others are about people you care about, or what’s going on in the broader world. She tells Bustle that it’s important to remember that while social media can make you feel out of control, there is a lot of control that you do have: you control whether you’re on social media, how long you spend there, who you follow, and what kinds of posts you interact with.