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  • How are Instagram ‘threads’ tackling teens’ troubles?
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How is Instagram bringing self-help to teens?

For generations, people have sought to improve themselves by seeking guidance from friends, family, support groups, and books. But in the digital era, many teenagers are turning to Instagram for self-help advice. How are they harnessing this platform to find solutions for everyday problems?

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Self-improvement is no new concept. For centuries, people have turned to home remedies and advice passed down from generation to generation, relying on their peers and community for support. But, in recent years, interest in self-care – which specifically describes the act of treating yourself and developing or maintaining healthy habits – has skyrocketed; as noted in a Slate article, Google searches for the term spiked in the US immediately following the presidential election in November 2016. [1]

For younger Americans, self-care is vital to dealing with mental health issues. “If we can identify the ...

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