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Tumblr blogs can glorify depression and self-harm

Tumblr blogs can glorify depression and self-harm

By Zoe Duncan-Doroff, St. Mary's Academy, Portland, Ore.

March 18, 2014

Tumblr has over 140 million blogs. Most revolve around predictable topics, such as photography, music, fashion, sports and design. But this popular social space has expanded in surprising and sometimes unhealthy ways. Tumblr thrives on the emotional, diary-like output from a younger demographic, proving...

Self-harm is damaging but treatable

Self-harm is damaging but treatable

By Alex Boutrous and Laura Turner

January 21, 2014

“Basically I started [cutting] because I was struggling with an eating disorder,” explained South student Anna (not her real name). “I was very overwhelmed and had a ton of anxiety. I felt so trapped and there was so much going on and I was so overwhelmed. I wanted to do something to feel better.” Dr....