Social media ‘absolutely’ causing increases in anxiety and depression, Utah governor says

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.