Actress, Friend Of Anthony Bourdain’s Partner Calls For ‘Collective Conversation’ About Depression
Also, researchers examining the impact of social media on the mental health of college students report negative experiences increased symptoms of depression.
The New York Times:
Rose McGowan Calls For ‘Collective Conversation’ On Depression After Bourdain’s Death
The actress Rose McGowan echoed calls for a broad conversation about depression and mental illness in an open letter on Monday about her friend Asia Argento, an actress, and Ms. Argento’s partner, Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself last week. “To the media and to the random commenter, Anthony would never have wanted Asia to be hurt, I’d like to think he would want us to have the collective conversation that needs to be had about depression,” she wrote. (Chokshi, 6/11)
Toll Of Twitter Trolls: Study Delves Into Social Media's Link To Depression
University of Pittsburgh researchers surveyed more than 1,000 American college students ages 18 to 30 about their social media usage, as well as the valence — psychology slang for "goodness" or "badness" — of these online experiences. ...The researchers found that negative experiences on social media were “strongly and directly related” to increased symptoms of depression, as expected. However, positive experiences were not significantly protective against depression. (Kaplan, 6/11)