Teen suicide brings social media usage and mental health into sharp focus
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians and the rest of the world were shocked by the story of a teenage girl who is said to have taken her own life after a poll she ran on Instagram encouraged her to do so.
Prior to her death, the teenager uploaded a post with the heading “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L” on Instagram Stories. D and L were largely taken to mean “die” and “live”.
The news reports of her death sent shockwaves through the country, as politicians and social activists expressed concern over the mental health of youth, as well as the effects of social media on them.
The tragic news was picked up by international media outlets such Reuters, the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, British news outlets The Guardian and BBC.Read more: The Star
The idea was already in her head, then she went online unless it was the other way around. Social media is just amplifying the narrative. It's like shooting a guy and blame the bullet for his death. Social media should be ban for youths! Social media should be ban for Good!
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