I hope everyone has been doing wonderful lately!
I know we all love Infinte Flight and the Community, but with that we still need to care for ourselves and not be captivated by our devices. I took a “break” from the IFC for a month and it did wonders for me personally. I spent more time outside at the pool, went to parties, got to meet new people, and got more engaged in my CAP squadron. Pre break I was spending hours a day on the form talking to buddies and commenting on threads. Yes that is fun to do but is it heathy? Research shows that spending multiple hours a day on devices on a consistent basis could lead to depression. In my case I didnt experience depression but it surely affected my schooling. I would find myself scrolling the IFC during class or when I was suppose to be doing homework. This didnt affect my grades but caused me to cram and be super inefficient in school. School is extremely important for collages/scholarships/flying and definitely not worth wasting it for something on here. The IFC can wait its not going anywhere.
Now for a more in depth part for mental heath.
I have noticed from alot of people lately that they are stressed, depressed, lonely, feeling down, and finally left out. Within the IFC and Infinte Flight people can encounter mean/toxic people causing them to fall into a more depressed or frustrated state. Dont let what someone says affect you in a bad way. Your ideas and thoughts are just that yours. Your entitled to your opinion and they are too. Mental heath is extremely important in places not just surrounding the IFC and Infinte Flight, in the real world where more verbal communication, heart break, and social anxiety are a thing. School is a main driver of some sort of a mental heath problem as many of us experience stress and possible depression. Please seek assistance from your guidance councilor for aid with mental heath they are always willing to listen and are trained to help you! Lastly, I’d like to mention suicide. Suicide is becoming more prominent between teens and young adults and September is National Suicide Prevention Month. I would like to let everyone know that everyones lives matter no matter what is going on in your life we care! If you are thinking of suicide please call 800-273-8255 or seek help from a psychiatrist!