With these latest shooting there is yet another debate/conversation going on about the state of our mental health problems…..and our new president has shown the value of the social media in the world of politics…..he has illustrated just how one person can lead the conversation in the direction that they desire…..
There is also many stories about how the society is suffering at the hands of social media…..how it feeds some people’s mental illness…..
Since the advent of social media, in the past decade, information about people’s lives has become increasingly accessible in the public sphere. Especially in the past year, new story features in popular social media platforms have allowed people to broadcast their lives to the world in real time, with updates by the second and renewed in a mere 24 hours. On one hand, these changes have allowed society to be more inter-connected than ever and the world has consumed it on a large scale. On the other hand, the broadcasting of our lives in real-time has also caused a worldwide mental health problem.
In the United States, Ashawnty Davis killed herself after a video of her in a schoolyard fight went viral on the app Musical.ly. Davis was just 10 years old. Less than a week later, Rosalie Avila hung herself after receiving abusive online messages. This time, the child was just 13 years old.
It is an international problem……here in the US it is getting out of control…..but is there any way to stop the rise in this mental illness?
TTFN…..gotta bounce…..be well, be safe…..chuq