Research + News | Topic: Mental Health

Youth Sexting Tied To Sexual Behavior, Mental Health Risks

But whether there’s a causal link, and in which direction, remains uncertain. Read the article here.

When Social Media Is Really Problematic For Adolescents

Underlying problems may make some young people particularly vulnerable to what they find on social media, an expert says. Read the article here.

Technology Cuts Children Off From Adults, Warns Expert

One of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial learning relationship between adults and children. Read the article here.

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.