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Mental Health & Social Media: What Message Prevails?

• Zero Hedge

In real life, nearly seven in ten girls reported having had exposure to helpful mental health content and information in real life each month. But on the flip side, just under half (45 percent) said they heard or saw harmful content about suicide or self harm while just under four in ten (38 percent) said the same of harmful content on eating disorders.

Social media, in many ways an extension of daily life, appears to have the same contradiction. As Statista's Anna Fleck shows in the following chart, girls aged 11-15 years old face a high risk of exposure to harmful content on social media in the United States, including on the topics of suicide, self-harm and eating disorders.

Infographic: Mental Health & Social Media: What Message Prevails? | Statista