June 11, 2018

Suicide and social media: Could this counterintuitive idea improve mental health?

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Is it any coincidence that the jump in U.S. suicide rates coincides with the rise in social media?

I don't think that quitting Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all together is the answer. My actual suggestion might surprise you...

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commented 2018-06-13 09:08:46 -0400
It’s a great idea Amanda, and your comments are spot on. I would suggest taking it a step further and opting out of social media altogether. Not only has it been shown to be dangerous for kids and young people, in addition to the link with depression it is an addictive behaviour that results in distraction, time-wasting and inability to focus on what is really important in life.
commented 2018-06-12 17:26:34 -0400
Bullying was around long before social media.