How social media affects our relationships, mental health

Because of the coronavirus, so many of us have gone months without seeing friends or family in person, and virtual interactions just aren’t the same.

Bjorn Kasper told Channel 9 he travels two to three weeks out of the month internationally. He interacts with pretty much everyone through Zoom, both professional and personally.

Kasper said social media outlets became even more of a survival tool when he and his wife got COVID-19 last month.

“It really allowed us to connect with friends and most importantly, family,” Kasper said.

Watch the video above as Eyewitness News anchor Allison Latos looked into how social media affects our relationships and how it can even impact our mental health.