Gigi Hadid

Supermodel Gigi Hadid was pictured arriving home after her split from boyfriend of 2 years, Zayn Malik. Gigi, 22, had a mental health warning sticker on the back of her smartphone that reads: "Social Media Seriously Harms Your Mental Health".

Gigi Hadid

The warning sticker is similar to the warning labels on the side of cigarette packages that warns of the harmful effects of smoking. Congress approved the Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1965 which forced cigarette makers to add the warning labels to all cigarette packages sold in the United States.

cigarette warning labels

A federally funded marketing campaign significantly decreased the number of cigarette smokers in America.

Mental health professionals have long warned that Internet/social media addiction is just as harmful as cigarette smoking. But Congress has not yet considered a bill that would force ISPs or phone makers to place warning stickers on all Internet devices.

The signs and symptoms of Internet/social media addiction include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Headaches
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Mood swings
  • Avoiding work
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Dry eyes, vision problems
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Self-imposed isolation
  • Defensiveness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neck and back pain
  • Photos by MMV / BACKGRID, Zara / BACKGRID

    • Berry Melon

      Maybe for some people - not all.

    • Yoni7

      It does.
      Granted I put down facebook.....only to pick up IG. But I'm doing good, it cut my stalking.....oops I mean viewing time tremendously.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      yep been saying this demons in there

    • Yoni7

      On another note.......why do we care that this dirty dog haired (looks like she hasn't washed it EVER) thing has this sticker on her phn?

      Does anybody have a good book to recommend? Has anybody read "Children of Blood and Bones"?

    • Libra80sBaby

      Who the FUK is missing work on behalf of social media tho???

    • Libra80sBaby

      Oh! it says work avoidance. I agree with that. Folk be on social media more than working. Not me tho.

    • KISSmyENTIREass

      Those Hadid sister look totally different after all those plastics surgeries.

    • Yoni7

      Depression
      Anxiety
      Insomnia
      Agitation
      Headaches
      Fear
      Loneliness
      Mood swings
      Avoiding work
      Weight gain or weight loss
      Dry eyes, vision problems
      Changes in sleeping habits
      Self-imposed isolation
      Defensiveness
      Loss of appetite
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      Neck and back pain
      ________________
      You just describe my WORKPLACE to a T! #sendhelp

    • Alicia.Ashe

      I’m on IG more tho, only because I follow a lot of black owned makeup companies.

    • Soda

      Phone conveniently positioned for pic.

    • Yoni7

      Drop the names please. Thank you.

    • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

      Am I suppose to feel sorry for someone, that needs social media to pay their bills? She's clearly looking for attention.

      I don't give a damn about the mental health of non blacks. I really really don't. Black people as a whole need therapy. We've been though a lot and are still going through it. Our problems started well before social media.

    • Roxie Moxie

      Hahaha!! For REAL!

    • Roxie Moxie

      Have you ever seen Black Mirror on Netflix? If not, check it out. I binged watched pretty much all of it. It discusses the darker sides of technology and this was one of the segments. Start with Black Bear.

    • pure_rachet

      Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett was really good.

    • sunni_daze

      Makeupformelaningirls is one that I follow. Post more if you come across them.

    • sunni_daze

      Her beard contract was not up for renewal, hence the break up

    • Ozad

      them and Kylie Jenner...have to admit it's plastic surgery done right...Little Kim should have went to their surgeons.

    • Ozad

      or as the streets say..the drugs

    • Dowoop

      Perfect People by Peter James

    • sunni_daze

      COuld be a mix of both.

    • Yoni7

      I already follow them.
      Crayon Case
      SupaCent (she makes Crayon Case)

    • Yoni7

      Thank you.

    • Yoni7

      What's it about?

    • Alicia.Ashe

      Klarity cosmetics, fashion fair, fixated cosmetics, pinklipps cosmetics, glo girl cosmetics, aboni cosmetics, osoroyal cosmetics, Juvias place, cake cosmetics, pnk digger cosmetics.

    • Roxie Moxie

      Breaking the Psychological Chains of Slavery by Na'im Akbar.

    • angrysolo

      hrmm ha and bruce jenner’s model dawta would make a cute couple.
      as for adicktion, get the help you need and delete social media if you feening that bad!

    • Yoni7

      Thank you.

    • Alicia.Ashe

      Mellanin complex , glamourup cosmetics, mdmflow, danessa myricks beauty, nicolet beauty, amf cosmetics, cole cosmetics, laws of nature cosmetics, nakeah cosmetics of Hollywood, hue noir, eleven08 cosmetics, give me glow cosmetics, lipstick goblin, clozet freak cosmetics, femi cosmetics, beat beauties cosmetics, Bella Cherie cosmetics.

    • Alicia.Ashe

      Lipmatic, mented cosmetics, loven good lips, karmela cosmetics, km cosmetics, pretty in glam, jayjill cosmetics, kayge cosmetics , pink stilleto, blinkbarbybliss, 127 east.

    • Dowoop

      This family that went to a doctor for "designer babies" and the consequences of having those designer babies. Also, you should try the app Goodreads. I have had some good suggestions of there based on books that i have read.

    • Miss Thang

      lol I wish I think I might lol

    • Yoni7

      I kinda think I heard of that app before. I'm in a group on FB that mentioned it, I think.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Definitely will check out thanks.... Love Netflix ... If I'm not readingIm on there watching something ... Thanks for the info .?

    • sunni_daze

      Let me go look now.

    • Trace da Ace

      so? new post please.....

    • Skin Deep Beauty

      Perhaps that lil warning label aids in her coping!

    • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

      Step-sister of the Kardashians who says this?? Hummm okay ???

    • T3

      People get all these signs/symptoms from social media addictions???? ???

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      Im sure that some people had those symptoms long before social media came along...lol

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      ??@ #sendhelp. I'm tryna tell you...lol. And why is weight gain and loss up there? What if the person just wants to loose or gain weight? Geesh!

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      Right! Most employees are on social media while they're at work...lol

    • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

      Lol! I'm not on any of those sites. I come on here and that's enough for me.