NHS ‘picking up the pieces’ of mental illness epidemic caused by social media telegraph.co.uk ^ | 06/13/2018 | Laura Donnelly, Charles Hymas  Posted on 6/14/2018, 9:52:11 AM by BenLurkin

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NHS ‘picking up the pieces’ of mental illness epidemic caused by social media
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 06/13/2018 | Laura Donnelly, Charles Hymas 

Posted on 6/14/2018, 9:52:11 AM by BenLurkin

Mr Stevens said Britain’s children were hit by a “double epidemic” of mental illness and obesity.

But he said the health service could not tackle its ills alone – turning on social media giants to do more to protect children.

“We have to ask some pretty searching questions around the role of technology companies, social media and the impact that is having on childhood,” he said.

“This cannot be a conversation that is simply left to the NHS to pick up the pieces for an epidemic of mental health challenge for our young people, induced by many other actors across our economy.”

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