Health and Wellness: Don’t Take Instagram’s Word For It

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Instagram has a harmful impact on some teenagers, and Facebook, the app’s owner, knows it. That’s according to reporting from The Wall Street Journal earlier this month, which showed that the company’s internal research proved that Instagram worsens body image issues and erodes mental health, especially for teenage girls. Destinee Adams is a senior at Oklahoma State University, and she wrote a piece for TIME this week sharing her own experience of how the app has impacted her mental health. And she’s going to talk about it with us. Hello.

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/26/1040756541/instagram-worsens-body-image-issues-and-erodes-mental-health

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