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Students who report poorer mental health use social networking websites more frequently

July 27, 2015

Analysis of a representative sample of middle and high school students indicated students with poor mental health used social networking sites more frequently, highlighting an opportunity for public health and service providers to connect with and provide support to troubled youth.

“Recent reports have indicated that people are increasingly turning to [social networking sites] for health-related information or social support. [Social networking sites] have been identified as a means to handle loneliness and depression, increase self-esteem and social support, and increase general well-being,” Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, MD, MSc, of Ottawa Public Health, and colleagues wrote. “Little is known about the association between [social networking site] use and mental health in middle and high school students, or about the association between unmet need for mental health support and use of [social networking sites] in these age groups.”

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