Research + News | Topic: Mental Health
Jul 3, 2020
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.
Jul 2, 2020
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.
Apr 29, 2020
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.
Mar 17, 2020
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.
Feb 26, 2020
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.
Feb 25, 2020
A Novel Approach To Counseling Depressed, Anxious Teens: Video-chatting With Therapists
Feb 19, 2020
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.
Feb 18, 2020
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.
Feb 17, 2020
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.
Feb 12, 2020
3 Ways For Big Tech To Protect Teens From Harm