Research + News | Topic: Mental Health

Teenage Fears

Through their social media feeds, teens have access to a constant flow of news and information. Research suggests that this is taking a toll on them and increasing their anxiety. Read the article here.

‘They’re Amazingly Isolated’: Is Social Media Making NBA Players Miserable?

NBA commissioner says many of the stars he meets are unhappy. The criticism they face on Twitter and Instagram could be to blame. Read the article here.

Stop Debating Whether Too Much Smartphone Time Can Hurt Teens, And Start Protecting Them

In recent years, rates of depression among 14- to 17-year-olds in America have increased significantly. Read the article here.

 

Teens Aren’t Socializing In The Real World, And That’s Making Them Super Lonely

A new study finds that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers and at a rate outpacing that of their elderly counterparts. Read the article here.

Less Tech = Fewer Regrets

“In a tech-ubiquitous world, I fear our reality is becoming more ‘tech’ and less ‘world.'”  But how do you fight that? Read the rest of the article here.

Stop Blaming Teens’ Mental Health Issues On “Screen Time”

How much screen time teens are getting is the wrong question. Read the article here.

Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness

The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks. Read the rest of the article here.

Instagram ‘Implicated’ In Teen Suicides As It Prepares To Merge With Facebook

It’s notable that until now, Instagram has managed to remain healthily detached from the issues that have plagued Facebook over the last twelve months. Read the full article here.

Study Shows Screen Time Has Little Impact On Mental Health?

Using phones, tablets and laptops is no worse for teenagers’ mental health than eating more potatoes, a new scientific study has claimed. Read the article here.

Social Media Use And Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From The UK Millennium Cohort Study

This paper i) assesses whether social media use is associated with adolescents’ depressive symptoms, and ii) investigates multiple potential explanatory pathways via online harassment, sleep, self-esteem and body image. Read the research here.