The New York Times: "A Teen's Journey Into the Internet's Darkness and Back Again"

August 22, 2022

This NYT article follows the mental health journey of “C,” a teenager who relied on the internet to cope with their depression. This story is vulnerable and powerful and representative of how multifaceted the internet can be when it comes to coping. Through the internet, users can find communities they wouldn't have found otherwise — those who share similar hobbies, groups of gender non-conforming people, etc. But at the same time, the internet can be a dark place that can lead to further spiraling for those who are already struggling with their mental health. Ultimately, for C, the internet proved more harmful than helpful.