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U.K. coroner finds “negative effect” of Instagram, Pinterest content contributed to teen Molly Russell’s suicide death
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U.K. coroner finds “negative effect” of Instagram, Pinterest content contributed to teen Molly Russell’s suicide death

Molly Russell is shown in this photo shared by the Molly Rose Foundation. The Molly Rose Foundation London — A coroner in London concluded Friday that social media was a factor in the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in November 2017 after viewing large amounts of online content about self-harm and suicide on platforms including Instagram and Pinterest. "It's likely the material viewed by Molly… affected her mental health in a negative way and contributed to her death in a more than minimal way," senior coroner Andrew Walker said Friday according to British media outlets. "It would not be safe to leave suicide as a conclusion. She died from an act of s...
“Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu opens up about bullying, mental health struggles
Entertainment

“Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu opens up about bullying, mental health struggles

Actress Constance Wu returned to social media Thursday after an almost three year absence, opening up about her struggles with online bullying and the affect it had on her mental health. Wu said that backlash from a "careless" post she made on Twitter about her show's renewal resulted in her attempting to take her own life.  pic.twitter.com/7YScJ4Pvig— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) July 14, 2022 In 2019, the ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," in which Wu starred, was renewed for another season. The actress, who later said she was upset because the renewal meant she would have to turn down a passion project, tweeted, "So upset right now that I'm literally crying. Ugh. F—-" and "F—ing hell." Wu's tweets received heavy backlash from fans of the show, which was lauded at the time f...