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Mental health and the internet.

Mental health and the internet.

If we continue to focus on how universally dreadful the internet is, we'll miss opportunities to help young people navigate it successfully and safely, writes the former government mental health champion

In 2015, the first-ever shadow mental health minister, Luciana Berger, presented a challenge to health secretary Jeremy Hunt in the Commons.

She asked him what he thought was responsible for the rapid rise in poor mental health among young people, bearing in mind that he acknowledged it as a reality. Mr Hunt didn’t hesitate in replying with one answer and one only: social media.

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