Research + News | Topic: Mental Health

Studies Reveal Revenge Porn Survivors Suffer Similar Trauma As Sexual Assault Survivors

Nonconsensual pornography is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown substantially in the past few years and involves uploading nude or semi-nude images/videos of a person online without their consent. Read the article here.

Depressed Teens Turn To Social Media To Cope, Survey Finds

Despite fears that digital tech may worsen depression, most teens and young adults surveyed said it did not make a difference. Read the article here.

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

A study published Tuesday in JAMA suggests that such frequent use of digital media by adolescents might increase their odds of developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read the article here.

Cyberbullying Is Causing Teens Serious Emotional Harm

Bullying by cell phone or social media bears no relation to the schoolyard bullying you probably knew as a kid. It’s like comparing a paper airplane to a supersonic jet. Read the article here.

Taking Away The Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problems

If smartphones aren’t a direct cause of teenagers’ mental health struggles, their use might instead be a crucial way in which these struggles are expressed. This calls for a different set of solutions. Read the article here.

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm. Read the article here.

The Teenage Social-Media Trap

Teens increasingly measure and manage their social success online—and it may be taking a toll on their mental health. Read the full article here.

Helping Teens Turn Off In A World That’s ‘Always On’: The Links Between Technology And Depression

A new study links anxiety, severe depression, suicide attempts and suicide with the rise in use of smartphones, tablets and other devices. Read the article here.

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Read the article here.

Cyberbullying’s Chilling Trend: Teens Anonymously Target Themselves Online

Cyberbullying is not a new phenomenon. But an alarming number of teenagers are anonymously posting mean things online — about themselves. Read the article here.