Mental Health Week: Are stars good for our mental health?

Photograph by Nicole Wedding

This week is Mental Health Week, and The Wire is bringing you a series looking at the mental health of young people.

Just a few decades ago, young people were exposed to images and stories about celebrities through specific, and somewhat sporadic, means: magazines, television and radio. But the landscape has changed with the rise of internet and social media.

Millennials have grown up in that environment, and on one hand, they may be more resilient and self-aware because of it. On the other hand, issues like social anxiety and body dysmorphia continue to rise. So can celebrity culture ever be healthy?

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