Dolly Doctor

Selfies have been proven to be good for your mental health

Tell that to the h8ers.

By Bianca Mastroianni

Did you hear that, oldie from across the street tutting at us taking various selfies coz the ~lighting is on fleek~?

Selfies have been proven to be good for mental health, and if we weren't addicted beforehand than now we have an legitimate reason to snap away.

We millennials have been called selfish, narcissists for always taking selfies, so psychologists and the University of California decided to give it a bit of research.

They assessed 41 students (majority female - 23 compared to 13 males), and watched them go about their days etc etc etc for four weeks.

Participants were asked to jot down their mood three times a day every day with a specific time or event which could possibly effect it, and in the following three weeks were asked to take photos when their emotions were down.

The group were split into three categories: smiling selfies, a picture of an object or place that made them happy, and the final group something that would make someone else happy before sending it to said person.


Obviously, results came back that the group taking selfies noted to be more confident and happier in the long run.

There it is kids, indulge in your beautiful faces as much as you can <3.