More than half of Instagram’s top fitness influencers promote dubious information

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Flinders University associate professor Ivanka Prichard, one of the study’s co-authors, says her findings raise concerns that many accounts claiming to promote health and fitness post images of an objectified and sexualized nature and unrelated to fitness. Loading She explains that a culture of thinness in the media has influenced the types of images we … Read more

As suicides rise in southeast Minnesota, mental health specialists seek to promote a message of hope

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ROCHESTER Before becoming a suicide prevention coordinator, Josh Jensen was a teenager who struggled with depression, feelings of hopelessness, and traumatic conditions that he now helps others struggle through as a mobile crisis supervisor. As a child, Jensen was raised in a tumultuous home by a mother who suffered a head injury in her teens. … Read more