This article by Politico highlights the efforts of Utah Governor Spencer Cox to address the issue of social media and depression. The article states that Cox has created a task force to explore the potential connection between mental illness and social media use and to develop strategies to address the issue.
I think this is an important effort by Governor Cox to address a serious issue in our society. We know that mental health issues, including depression, are on the rise, and social media use can be a contributing factor. We need to look at ways to reduce the negative impacts of social media and to support those who may be struggling with mental health issues. I applaud Governor Cox for taking the initiative to create a task force to explore this issue and to develop strategies to address it. I hope that other states and leaders will follow his example.