Currently, we have had issues affecting the country - such as the obesity crisis and the very topical issue of the coronavirus. I decided to think about what might be future issues for the next generation.
Firstly, I was thinking about mental health issues and how they will increase. 500 million people use Instagram daily. Instagram can be a great thing but it can also be the stigma for mental health issues. People can feel bad about themselves for how they look or there size because of other people on social media. This can cause mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. This could also affect the NHS as they will have to provide more mental health medication which will mean they need more funding for medicine.
In additon, I think treatment for anorexia and other weight issues could increase. This is because , like with mental health, people see pictures or videos of supermodels and want to look like them so they starve themselves. This actually has negative impacts on your body as you do not have body fat for heat. As social media is growing in popularity, this means the amount of people starving themselves or such will increase.
Also, I think that illnesses related to drug misuse will increase. This is because more children are being drawn into drug crime. This means that more people will have illnesses related to drugs issues as the usage increases. This can lead to more serious problems such as overdoses, heart and lung diseases or addiction. This means that drug usage can have serious effects on the body.
However, I believe that some illnesses may decrease in the amount of cases. For example, I think that the amount of cases that are the result of smoking will decrease. The government have been implementing stricter rules on smoking for a while now. This means that it will be harder to smoke and therefore there will be less cases of illnesses such as lung cancer.
In conclusion, I believe that social media can have an impact on our physical and mental health. In additon, I think that the government are working hard to try and protect us from some illnesses.