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"Sadfishing".

"Sadfishing".

A social-media "trend" is leaving young people with genuine mental health problems "facing unfair and distressing criticism", private-school leaders say.

"Sadfishing" is a growing "behavioural trend", where people make "exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy", the heads say.

And it means those with real problems are often overlooked or even bullied.

Young people are finding sadfishing very "hard to manage", the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference says.

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