Self-harm images on Instagram associated with subsequent self-harm in viewers

Instagram and self-harm: An analysis of a two-wave survey of 729 young adults in the U.S. finds that those who reported seeing self-harm images on Instagram were much more likely than those who didn’t to report their own self-harm at a second interview. Exposure to self-harm images also predicted higher levels of suicidal ideation and risk for suicide at the second interview.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org