Youtuber Lily Singh praised for putting her mental health first
November 16, 2018
By: Jenna Rachid
YouTuber Lily Singh has been praised by her followers for taking a break from the platform for her mental health.
According to the Evening Standard, the YouTube star said she felt ‘physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted’ after posting on the platform consistently for over eight years.
In a YouTube video posted earlier this week, Lily Singh, also known as IISuperwomanII, announced her break. She said: ‘I could be mentally healthier, I don’t feel like I am completely mentally healthy, I think there is a lot going on up here that I need to address but I am not able to constantly pumping out content.’
Fans have posted messages of support via social media, with one writing ‘I love you so much. We will all be right here whenever you’re ready to come back.’
The Duke of Cambridge has called on social media companies to step up and ‘tackle the social problems they are creating,’ the Guardian reports.
Speaking in the BBC Broadcasting House during Anti-Bullying Week, William said:‘They are so proud of what they have built that they cannot hear the growing concern from their users.’
William directed a portion of his speech to the tech companies themselves, urging them to make changes. He said: ‘You have powered amazing movements of social change. Surely together you can harness innovation to allow us to fight back against the intolerance and cruelty that has been brought to the surface by your platforms.’
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