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The link between mental ill health and social media, particularly among younger generations, is old news, but the recent coverage of 14-year-old Molly Russell’s death by suicide has made many members of the UK establishment sit up and finally listen.
After Molly took her own life in 2017, her family were given access to their daughter’s social media accounts and were alarmed by the content she’d been following. They found distressing material about depression and suicide on her Instagram account, and her father Ian has publicly blamed the social media platform for its part in the death of his daughter.
It also emerged that Pinterest emailed Molly a month after she died with 14 graphic images showing self-harm.