Improving Mental Health of Adolescents through Self-Presentation


  • Ferina Agustia Yuarta
  • Ira Nurmala



Mental Health, Instagram, Self-presentation.


Mental health is currently the problem faced by youth especially during the pandemic of COVID-19.
Adolescents use of social media is also increasing due to this coronavirus pandemic. This situation have risk
of increasing the risk of lower mental health of Adolescent as the impact of posting their self-presentation
through a social media such as Instagram. Instagram is a social media platform that has a rapid user growth.
Indonesia is one of the countries with highest number of users. Instagram users recorded as of May 2020
had reached 9.2 million users. Instagram as social media is a means for users to present themselves to
wide audience. Self-presentation can be in the form posting photos or videos on their Instagram social
media accounts. By posting photos, user hope to get feedback in the form of likes and comments. This
research aims at the improving mental health of adolescent through self-presentation. This research used
is secondary data obtained from journal database. The sample was 35 scientific articles obtained from the
basis of screening journal that has been screened using pre determine inclusion criteria. The result found that
self-presentation on social media Instagram was related to giving or managing impression, popular, selfdisclosure, narcissistic behavior, self-image and self-esteem that in turn will result in lowering adolescent
mental health if it is not manage well.

Author Biographies

Ferina Agustia Yuarta

Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Ira Nurmala

Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia



How to Cite

Ferina Agustia Yuarta, & Ira Nurmala. (2021). Improving Mental Health of Adolescents through Self-Presentation. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 2339-2344.