Teen suicide brings social media usage and mental health into sharp focus

Teen suicide brings social media usage and mental health into sharp focus

16.5.2019

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.

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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!

M'sian teen who reportedly jumped to death after Instagram poll sparks calls for probe — mediaKUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Malaysian lawmakers on Wednesday called on authorities to investigate reports of a teenager who allegedly jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should take her own life.Police in Sarawak, on Malaysia's east, said a 16-year-old girl, who was not named, had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question 'Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L', hours before jumping off the roof of a building on Subjucation to slavery that a teen girl needs poll to live or die (refer Maximus gladiator).Sarawak state needs investigation.

Calls grow to probe social media users who ‘pushed’ teen to suicide | The Malaysian InsightSarawakians are disgusted that social media users have nudged a 16-year-old girl to kill herself.

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Malaysian teen believed to have jumped to death after Instagram pollKUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Malaysian police are investigating the case of a teenager believed to have jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should kill herself.The 16-year-old girl, who was not named, had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question 'Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L', hours before jumping off the roof of a building in Sarawak, on Malaysia's east, on Monday, district police chief Aidil Bolhassan told social media was a Mistake

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Anger erupts at those who urged Sarawak teen on Instagram to die | The Malaysian InsightMalaysians condemn 'heinous and sadistic' society that has literally pushed a 16-year-old girl off the edge.

Lawmakers distressed over teen suicide believed spurred by Instagram poll | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman voiced deep concern today about the state of Malaysian youths’ mental health following the suicide of a 16-year old teenager in Batu Kawah, Sarawak. On Twitter, the minister said the incident yesterday, which was... Teens spent too much time on social media and the internet. Easily influenced by violent games. Stop promoting e-sports. Encourage our youths to go out, adopt physical sports and plan programs to allow them to mix with the society at large.

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