Wed. Feb 20th, 2019

‘Self-harm was made to sound poetic’

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock meeting the head of Instagram to talk about what social media companies should be doing to stop young people viewing images of suicide and self-harm.

Viktoria Venkatess, and Alisha Cowie, who is currently Miss England, both say they were encouraged to self-harm by images they viewed online.

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‘Self-harm was made to sound poetic’

Alisha Cowie, who is currently Miss England, says she was led to the images through weight-loss posts.

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