Utah governor says social media causes increases in anxiety, depression, self-harm among youth

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) is sounding the alarm on the dangers of social media in a new interview, pointing out that it could lead to more mental health issues especially among young people.

Cox said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that youth mental health is “the issue of our time” in an interview that aired Sunday. Speaking alongside Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (R), Cox warned that social media is fueling the “skyrocketing” rates of depression, anxiety and self-harm among young people.

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