‘Social media is causing a mental health crisis’, says head of British university hit by seven student suicides

Posted on Friday, 23rd February 2018 @ 04:23 PM by Text Size A | A | A

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Hugh Brady, vice-chancellor of Bristol, said the pressure to appear ‘perfect’ all the time online was causing anxiety and depression.

He said social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram have become a ‘burden’ for youngsters, who feel they have to pretend to be ‘happy’ all the time.

Seven students at Bristol have killed themselves in less than 18 months – with three doing so within weeks of each other.

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