Research + News | Topic: Mental Health

Compulsive Internet Use By Teens Linked To Emotional Issues

A new study has found internet addiction in teenagers leads to difficulty regulating emotions. Read the article here.

How Gen Z Is Using The Secret Code ‘I Had Pasta Tonight’ As A Cry For Help On Social Media When Depressed Or Suicidal

TikTok users are using secret codes in their videos and captions to convey they are struggling with depression and possibly contemplating suicide. Read the article here.

Screen Time And The Brain: Expert Advice On Electronic Addiction And Teaching Kids Healthy Tech Habits

Protect Young Minds interviews Dr. Christy Kane to talk about how electronic impact the neurotransmitters in the brain and how to mitigate developing an addiction to electronics. Watch or read the interview here.

How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers

Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.

Opinion: ‘The Children I Meet Are Often Shattered By Their Social Media Use’

“On the one hand, [our devices] are great fun and often fascinating, but on the other hand, they can be a continuous distraction from our real lives and can often make us feel tense, nervy and disconnected.” Read the article here.

A Novel Approach To Counseling Depressed, Anxious Teens: Video-chatting With Therapists

A pioneering schools project connects stressed-out young people to therapists miles away via computers. Read the article here.

Can New Snapchat Features Help Troubled Teens?

Snapchat has announced a new feature called “Here For You” that promises to “provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis”. Read the article here.

Research Links Social Media To Mental Distress In Teens

Are more and more teens experiencing the negative effects of social media? Dr. Gillian Galen and Cosmopolitan’s Jessica Pels discuss in this video from MSNBC. View the video here.

More Evidence Links Social Media Use To Poorer Mental Health In Teens

Smartphones, and being on Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and the like may be taking a big toll on teens’ mental health, a new survey of collected data on the subject shows. Read the article here.

3 Ways For Big Tech To Protect Teens From Harm

Two psychiatrists offer key changes that social media platforms can make to stop doing harm and start doing good for those who may struggle with their mental health. Read the article here.